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Cypress - Variegated Thread / Size 2
Variegated Thread Cypress

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*Availability Status : Currently sold out - Available at a later date
*Average Plant Shipping Size : 14" - 20" tall / 14" - 16" wide

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $14.95

Product Code: CYPVTH2

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aureovariegata'

Overall Description

Variegated Thread Cypress is a very unusual Chamaecyparis ( false cypress ) variety that has very similar characteristics to its close cousin, Gold Thread Cypress. However, this particular thread cypress features very nice green colored threadlike foliage that is splashed throughout with a creamy yellow variegation. Has a very dense, mounding growth habit, and look absolutely stunning as it matures. Very, very hard to find in the nursery trade - I would consider this plant a "must have" for the avid collector of the unusual & hard to find.

Makes an excellent specimen planting, and looks really nice when grouped together in either mass plantings, or along borders. Have also seen this plant used along walkways, and along the fronts of businesses / buildings, where it is a real showstopper.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 6 - 8 ft

--Mature Width : 5 - 6 ft

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

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8

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

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

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - soft, pendulous, weeping foliage has a drooping, almost weeping, mounded appearance. Structure is threadlike with color being a very dark green color interspersed with a light butter yellow throughout.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
None to mention

--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 :
No specific spacing recommendations - spacing will vary depending on the exact purpose intended. Feel free to e-mail us with any specific questions concerning plant spacing for your particular intended use or situation.

--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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