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Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera Aurea’

Sawara cypress

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Features

  • FruitsMarch
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Spread2m
  • Growth HabitPyramidal
  • Leaf ColourYellow shades

Description

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera Aurea’ (Sawara cypress). ‘Filifera Aurea’, a broadly pyramidal shrub of up to 10 ft (3 m); its bright gold and green foliage has flattened fans of branchlets mixed with elongated ‘rat’s tail’ branchlets that arch gracefully.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Cypress

Origin

North America, Japan

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage. Year-round interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will grow in rich to average soil and will prefer full sun. Good drainage is essential as well as a consistent moisture, and they will need protection from harsh, drying winds.

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, honey fungus may be a problem where young plants are more susceptible.

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