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False Cypress(11 of 15)

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Lemon Thread'--Lemon Thread Chamaecyparis (False Cypress)

- Upright, conical evergreen conifer with drooping bright golden foliage that holds color well year round
- Slow growing; unusual texture
- Plant in organic, but well drained soil; water when dry
- Plant in full sun
- Height: 10-12 feet
- Width: 5-8 feet
- Hardy in USDA zones (3)4-8

Zone 3: Plant in spring to avoid winter heaving; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; fertilize in spring with balanced fertilizer; water during dry spells; may be marginally hardy in this zone.

Zones 4-5: Plant in spring to avoid winter heaving; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; fertilize in spring with balanced fertilizer; water during dry spells.

Zone 6: Plant in early spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost; fertilize in spring with balanced fertilizer; water during dry spells.

Zones 7-8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost; fertilize in spring with balanced fertilizer; water during dry spells.

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