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Chamaecyparis pisifera filifera 'Golden Charm' 

(false cypress)

Height: 7 feet

Spread: 6 feet

Sunlight:   full sun   partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 4b

A beautiful landscape evergreen with sprays of fine threadlike leaves that emerge a bright gold and hold their yellow color well into the heat of summer, forms a compact haystack shape over the years, an excellent color accent shrub for the garden

Ornamental Features:

Golden Charm Falsecypress has attractive gold foliage. The threadlike leaves are ornamentally significant and turn yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The bark is not particularly outstanding.

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 Charm Falsecypress will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 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 zones.