Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera Nana Aurea’

Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera Nana Aurea’

Common Name:
Golden Thread Cypress

Plant Hardiness: Zone 4

Flower: Not showy

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Foliage: Green with a golden hue that is not as bright as Gold Mop. The foliage is threadlike with a weeping effect


Habit: Upright growing mound with weeping threadlike branchlets

Size: 10 to 15 feet tall by 18 to 20 feet wide

Sun Exposure: Full sun for best color but can take some shade

Native Habitat: Japan

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Description: The best way to describe this plant’s color is green with a golden hue – not nearly as yellow as ‘Gold Mop’ or ‘Gold Spangle’ and some of the other varieties we are growing now. It grows a bit more rapidly than the others. In 10 years the plant will probably spread between 3 and 4 feet with a height of only a foot to 24 inches (1 gallon – 2 to 3 years old). Its foliage is threadlike and gives a weeping, trailing effect. We have a plant across from our office approximately 30 years old that is 10 feet tall and 18 feet wide.