Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Mop'

Golden Mop Threadleaf Falsecypress




Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Chamaecyparis

Parent: Chamaecyparis pisifera

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: (4)5 to 8(9)

Size: 5 to 7' tall and wide - can be kept at 3 to 5' with pruning

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Also known as "Mops" and "Gold Mop". Yellow, thread-like foliage. Shaggy, semi-pendulous habit. Needs full sun to stay yellow. Rounded form slowly maturing to a pyramidal shape. Moist well-drained soil with good air circulation.

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My Experience: 

Purchased as a 1-gallon plant from a small plant sale in May 2009. Planted out in June 2009. Some browning of the leaves the second summer. Very little growth in the first 2 summers. In late winter 2010 I moved it closer to the screen of Ligustrum around the electrical box. There may eventually be a little shade in that location. By summer 2012 it was looking healthy again and started to grow but then it scorched so I moved it once more to the Camellias And More garden where it gets afternoon shade and is doing well, good color, no scorching.

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