Sungold Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera) - 3 Gallon Potted Shrub
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'Sungold' False-Cypress is a dwarf, mounding, evergreen shrub in the cypress family (Cupressaceae). The species is native to Japan. This cultivar originated in Canada in the 1960s as a seedling of C. pisifera 'Filifera Aurea.’ It has coarser branching and better resistance to sunburn than its parent. Aptly named, this dwarf false-cypress has gold-tipped, thread-like foliage on thin weeping branches that does not burn in full sun. Mature leaves are an attractive chartreuse colour. Plant ‘Sungold’ in any well-drained, moist soil in full sun to partial shade. It is slow growing and after 10 years will measure 3 feet tall and 4.5 feet wide but can eventually reach 8 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Prune to maintain the size and shape you desire. The gold foliage provides year-round interest with its striking colour so utilize this shrub in foundation plantings, as a specimen, in the middle to back of a border planting, or in rock gardens.