Japanese Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Sungold')

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Plant Height: 5-6 feet
Plant Spread: 7-8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Uses: Provides winter interest


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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Jan 3, 2017 12:29 AM

Well behaved shrub. Does well in part to full shade. It does get a bit brownish on the underparts, but I suppose that is to be expected. Good for year round interest, mounds nicely.

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Posted by Frillylily (springfield MO area - Zone 6a) on Apr 11, 2018 9:15 PM

In Southern MO I have this planted on the south side of my house so it gets really full hot sun, and it does great for me, I have no complaints and I would plant it again. The plants around it do fine as well, it doesn't sap the surrounding area. The shrub looks great in the winter here as well. I have had it planted for 3 maybe 4 years now, and so far the back side (facing the house) looks nice. It is not right up next to the house though, out maybe 3 ft. I gave it room to grow. I have it planted with a sage plant, (silver foliage, edible and fragrant) and a purple leaved sand cherry. The colors are nice together. It is thick and full for me and I have no problems w pests or disease.

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