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King's Gold Cypress

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*Average Plant Shipping Size : 8" - 12" tall / 6" - 8" wide -- Quart size rootball

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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 a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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