Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Plumosa Compressa Aurea'
very dense, compact grower with feathery light green foliage that has
yellow / golden highlights to it - especially in full sun plantings.
New growth is bright lime green / yellow, giving the plant the
appearance of being tipped in gold. Globe shaped form that is quite
hardy, and requires little or no maintenance - hold its shape very
well. Foliage will occasionally bronze ever so slightly in winter.
Rich, well drained soil - full sun to part shade. Works well as a neat
accent plant. Very soft texture & feel. Extremely nice variety, and
hard to come by.
Plant Facts & Specifications--Mature Height :
3 - 5 ft
--Mature Width :
3 - 5 ft.
--Growth Rate :
Slow to moderate ( 3" - 6" avg per yr )
--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 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 shade is beneficial.
--Soil Preference :
Moist, fertile with organic content - well drained. Slightly acidic. Mulching strongly recommended.
--Foliage Color & Texture :
fine, light feathery texture. Foliage is a ice 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 :
--Diseases / Insects :
is relatively free of serious problems although blight (Phomopsis
juniperovora), root rot, and other minor insect pests have been noted on
--Recommended Spacing :
--Deer Resistance Rating :
--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.