Chamaecyparis - Lemon Twist / Size 2
Lemon Twist Chamaecyparis

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Product Code: CHALTW2

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Lemon Twist'

Overall Description

This slightly dwarf form of obtusa has nice dark green threadlike foliage with bright golden yellow ends which often develop club shaped "cockscombs" at the very tip of each threadlike strand. Develops a very curious, mounding, almost weeping growth habit as the plant reaches maturity. Must be planted in full sun in order to display its best yellow colored highlights. Prefers rich, fertile, well drained soil. Makes an outstanding accent plant, or also looks stunning in a group planting of 3 or 4. This is a fairly unusual, seldom seen variety that is quickly becoming more and more popular due to its unusual look, and the fact it is virtually maintenance free.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 3 - 6 ft

--Mature Width : 3 - 4 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 4" - 8" per year )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 9

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

--Soil Preference :
Average, to rich & fertile - well drained. Mulching recommended

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--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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