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Golden Mop Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Mop'

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Golden Mop Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Mop') at Longfellow's Greenhouses

Golden Mop Falsecypress

Golden Mop Falsecypress

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Golden Mop Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Mop') at Longfellow's Greenhouses

Golden Mop Falsecypress foliage

Golden Mop Falsecypress foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Golden Mop Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Mop') at Longfellow's Greenhouses

Golden Mop Falsecypress

Golden Mop Falsecypress

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  3 feet

Flower Height:  7 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Japanese Falsecypress, Sawara Falsecypress

Description:

A variety of threadleaf falsecypress with fine, almost string-like golden foliage all season long, giving an extremely fine texture; a compact variety, ideal for color and texture contrast in the garden

Ornamental Features

Golden Mop Falsecypress has attractive yellow foliage which emerges gold in spring. The threadlike leaves are highly ornamental and turn lime green in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Mop Falsecypress is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Golden Mop Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Golden Mop Falsecypress will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity extending to 7 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.

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