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Golden Pin Cushion Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Pin Cushion'

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Golden Pin Cushion Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Pin Cushion') at Minor's Garden Center

Golden Pin Cushion Falsecypress

Golden Pin Cushion Falsecypress

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Height:  18 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Japanese Falsecypress, Sawara Falsecypress

Description:

A variety of threadleaf falsecypress with fine, yellow foliage that ages to a light green, giving an extremely fine texture; foliage is brighter yellow in full sun; ideal for color and texture contrast in the garden; grows very slowly

Ornamental Features

Golden Pin Cushion Falsecypress is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the garden for its interestingly mounded form. It has attractive chartreuse evergreen foliage which emerges yellow in spring. The threadlike sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and turn lime green in the fall, which persists throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Pin Cushion Falsecypress is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Golden Pin Cushion Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Golden Pin Cushion Falsecypress will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Golden Pin Cushion Falsecypress makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Sizes Available:

8" #1 Cont. $28.99, 12" #2 Cont. $61.99

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features