SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Fernspray Gold'
COMMON NAME: Fernspray Gold Hinoki Cypress, Falsecypress
GARDEN SIZE: 12 ft. tall x 8 ft. wide
GROWTH RATE: Intermediate: 6-10"/year
USDA ZONE: 5-8
EXPOSURE: Partial Sun. Scorches in afternoon sun.
WATER & SOIL: Well-drained soil; Average water requirements
HABIT (FORM): Upright, pyramidal and densely-branched conifer
FOLIAGE: Evergreen; Dense sprays of bright green scale-like needles that resemble the appearance of fern fronds; New growth is bright yellow
PLANT ORIGIN: Central Japan
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