Chamaecyparis - Plumosa Aurea / Size 1
Plumosa Aurea Chamaecyparis / False Cypress

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Product Code: CHAAUR1

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Plumosa Aurea'

Overall Description

Plumosa Aurea is a larger sized cousin of the Plumosa Compressa Aurea - both are varieties of the Plumosa ( Sawara ) group of Chamaecyparis, but this variety reaches a larger mature size, and has a more pyramidal shape than the Compress Aurea ( which is more globe / vase shaped ). Foliage is a light green color with yellow colored highlights & new growth. Has a feathery, soft texture with small round cones being spotted on more mature specimens.

Plumosa Aurea makes a great mid sized accent, or specimen planting - has best color in sunny spots, but does prefer a slight break from hot mid day sun if possible. Easy to grow, and very low maintenance. Can be planted in small groups of 3 - 6 to give a very colorful soft evergreen texture to most any landscape setting.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 20 - 25 ft

--Mature Width : 8 - 10 ft ( widest at base, tapering towards the top )

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 8" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade - best color display in areas with good sun exposure. Brief midday partial shade is beneficial.

--Soil Preference :
Moist, fertile with organic content - well drained. Slightly acidic. Mulching strongly recommended.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Very fine, light feathery texture. Foliage is a light green color with new growth being a nice bright lime green to bright yellow, depending upon sun exposure & nutrients in the soil.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Small rounded cones have been spotted on more mature specimens, which do contain small seeds.

--Diseases / Insects :
Chamaecyparis Falsecypress is relatively free of serious problems although blight ( Phomopsis juniperovora ), root rot, and other minor insect pests have been noted on rare occasions.

--Recommended Spacing :
Space 6 - 8 feet apart for a mid sized screen, or 8 feet apart for a group type planting.

--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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