P L A N T S F O R F A L L / S H R U B S /
C H A M A E C Y P A R I S P I S I F E R A V A R F I L I F E R A ' F I L I F E R A A U R E A '
C O M M O N N A M E : Japanese Falsecypress, Threadleaf Falsecypress
O R I G I N : Japan
F A M I L Y : Cupressaceae
Z O N E : 4 to 8
T Y P E : Needled evergreen
H E I G H T : avg. 6 to 20'
S U N : Full sun, partial shade
S O I L : Moist, fertile soils
M O I S T U R E : Medium
T A G S : cultivar, conifer, semi-dwarf, yellow foliage, gold, drooping
D E S C R I P T I O N
A cultivar of the Chamaecyparis pisifera, this variety is noted for its slender and drooping branches. 'Filifera Aurea' among other cultivars are known as Threadleaf Falsecypress, based on the thread-like quality of the foliage. It is a semi-dwarf shrub that matures in a broad, conical form. With the ideal planting conditions and environment, it carries the capacity to reach heights of 15 to 20'.
F O L I A G E & C O N E
Awl-shaped and scale-like leaves. Small green cones emerge in the summer months and change to deep brown in maturity.
C A R E
Plant in full sun or light shade, in rich and fertile soils. Once established, Threadleaf Falsecypress will be drought resistant. Prune lightly with the intention to remove dead branches - heavy pruning will compromise the life of the plant.
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