Chamaecyparis Pisifera 'Filifera Aurea Nana' is a slow growing shrub that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5A through 8B. It matures to an average height of 2 feet to 4 feet and an average width of 2 feet to 4 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun or morning shade with afternoon sun and grows best when planted in sand, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained. The foliage is yellow and medium green in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer and drought.
Dwarf Golden Threadleaf Cypress can be useful in the landscape in foundation plantings, in containers or planters, in shrub borders, as an accent, in landscape beds or islands, to accentuate entryways or in small groupings and also in rock or xeriscape gardens or theme gardens.
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Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aurea Nana' is a hardy evergreen conifer forms a delicate, golden lacey mound in the garden. It is lower growing (3-4' height with an equal spread) than some of it's cousins, such as the Gold Mop Cypress Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Gold Mop' which grows to . The new growth emerges bright golden yellow and holds the color throughout the growing season before gradually fading to green in fall. Older foliage provides a dark green contrast, drawing attention to the thread-like golden new growth. The graceful mounding habit creates a waterfall-like effect and looks lovely when combined with boulders and in rock gardens. Once established it is exceptionally drought tolerant, needing very little if any supplemental irrigation.
In the landscape, use Dwarf Golden Threadleaf Cypress as a specimen or accent in foundation plantings, landscape beds and rock gardens. It looks very nice around stones and boulders.
Threadleaf Cypress is very easy to grow and maintain. It will grow best in full sun but will tolerate light to open shade. It adapts to a variety of soils, from sandy sites to clay, provided the location is well-drained. Once established it is very drought tolerant, requiring little to no summer watering even during prolonged droughts. It requires very little pruning and heavy pruning can ruin its unique appearance. Only prune to remove dead, broken or poorly formed branches.