Chamaecyparis pisifera 'King's Gold'
As with Gold Thread Cypress, King's Gold is actually a Chamaecyparis ( false cypress ) variety, but is more widely known by the cypress name - so we choose to list it on both our Cypress, as well as our Chamaecyparis pages. King's Gold is a specially developed strain, or form of the standard Gold Mop Cypress which has shown itself to be much more compact & spreading in growth habit than Gold Mop, or Gold Thread Cypress. Also looks to hold its brilliant golden yellow color very well in the heat & humidity of the south & southeastern U.S. Has very nicely colored thread like foliage, and a compact, spreading, mounding type growth habit. Makes an excellent foreground or accent planting, and provides a beautiful color contrast when planted against darker green foundation plantings. We like what we have seen from this relatively new cultivar - shows definite promise!!
Height: 3-5 ft
Spread: 3-6 ft
Growth Rate: Moderate
Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Sun Exposure: Full sun for best color, to slight shade
Soil Preference: Average to fertile - well drained. Mulching strongly recommended