Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aurea'
Gold Thread Cypress is actually a variety of Chamaecyparis ( False Cypress ), but is so commonly known as a cypress that we chose to list it among our other cypress selections. This plant has a mounding growth habit which can be kept lower by pruning. It must be planted in full sun to maintain its exceptionally rich gold color, otherwise the result is more of a lime green color if planted in too much shade. It's a very popular accent plant due to its stunning year around yellow gold color and soft threadlike foliage.
Height: 6-8 ft
Spread: 6-8 ft
Growth Rate: Moderate
Hardiness Zones: 4-9
Sun Exposure: Full sun for best color, to slight shade
Soil Preference: Average to fertile - well drained. Mulching recommended