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Sungold Falsecypress

23 May 2019 1:00 AM | Brenda Peshak (Administrator)

Sungold Falsecypress | Plant Catalog Demo Garden

The stringy weepy branches and golden color of the Sungold falsecypress add color contrast and texture to any landscape. This conifer is also known as the Japanese falsecypress and Sawara cypress. It is pyramidal in shape and can get quite large, up to 8 feet tall, so don’t let the fact that it is considered a dwarf conifer catch you unprepared. Be sure you are prepared for the possible maximum height.

Facts about Sungold Falsecypress:

Scientific Name : Chamecyparis pisfera 
Cultivar: Sungold
Foliage Color: Golden
Average Life Span: Up to 50 years in good conditions
Height: 5-8′
Witdth/Spread: 6-12′

Good things to know about this conifer:

These hardy evergreens do well in sun to part shade but do best in part shade. They are drought resistant but thrive in medium moisture. Avoid wet or poorly drained areas.  This variety is native to Japan. Its new growth emerges bright gold in color and darkens to a lime green in maturity.

You will find Sungold Falsecypress in the dwarf conifer bed at Demonstration Garden.

The berms containing the dwarf conifers frame the interior rose gardens offering a wide rage display of textures and shapes and a range of green color in contrast to the flowering roses. You will find the Sunglod falsecypress on the south side next to the Dwarf Himalayan Pine.

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