Care Of Mops Golden Dwarf Threadbranch Cypress. - Knowledgebase Question

Salem, IN
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Question by trish74
October 24, 2000
I have planted several Mops Golden Dwarf Threadbranch Cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Mops'). Iwould like to know how to care for these shrubs, especially pruning techniques.

Answer from NGA
October 24, 2000
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 Dwarf Golden Mops, is a slow growing evergreen that likes well-drained soil, and needs full sun to keep its golden color. A light dose of fertilizer in spring can be helpful to growth. Little pruning is necessary. However if you wish to keep its size down, prune in late winter. Remove any dead wood and use thinning cuts to control size. Remember that Chamaecyparis will not grow if pruned back to bare wood, so don't get carried away with pruning.  Minor trimming can be done at any time.

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