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King's Gold Cypress

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Our Price : $6.95

Product Code: CYPKGL1

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'King's Gold'

Overall Description

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.

To sum it all up, King's Gold is a smaller, tighter version of the original standard Gold Mop / Gold Thread Cypress.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 3 - 5 ft

--Mature Width : 3 - 6 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 4" - 7" avg per year )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun for best color, to slight shade

--Soil Preference :
Average to fertile - well drained. Mulching strongly recommended

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - Golden threadlike foliage with color best by far with very strong sun exposure. Texture is rather fine, with a gentle mounding, weeping appearance.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
None to mention on this particular variety

--Diseases / Insects :
No real serious threats to this variety. Occasional blight ( Phomopsis juniperovora ) has been seen on very rare occasion if kept in overly wet conditions.

--Recommended Spacing :
5 - 6 feet apart for accent or foundation plantings where distinction between individual specimens is desired. Plant closer together for mass plantings, or continuous row type appearance.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend POOPeas for use with all of our evergreen species. However, either water soluble (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. POOPeas may be used at anytime.

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