SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Mop', aka Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Nana Aurea'
COMMON NAME: Golden Mop Japanese Falsecypress
GARDEN SIZE: 3-5 ft. tall x 3-5 ft. wide
GROWTH RATE: Slow; up to 3-6″ per year under ideal conditions
USDA ZONE: 5-7
EXPOSURE: Part Sun. Scorches in the afternoon sun.
WATER & SOIL: Well-drained soil; Average water requirements
HABIT (FORM): Dwarf, mounding, slightly pyramidal, and densely-branched conifer
FOLIAGE: Evergreen; Bright Yellow scale-like needles
PLANT ORIGIN: Japanese islands of Honshu and Kyushu
WILDLIFE SUPPORT: Not utilized by native wildlife. Deer resistant.
FERTILIZING: Feed in spring and fall with acidic organic fertilizer.
PRUNING: Minimal shearing required. Hand pruning is preferred. Late winter or early summer is best.
PET SAFETY: ASPCA safety not provided