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Gold Thread Chamaecyparis (8 of 16)

Slow growing; unusual texture.
Interesting evergreen that can be massed together for a screen or used as a specimen.
Even though this plant can get large (upwards of 20 feet), the slow growth rate and the ability to be pruned make it useful in smaller landscapes.
The colorful foliage, which holds its color well year round, can be used as a backdrop or to complement plants with darker foliage.
This conifer handles the southern heat very well.
Height: 6-10 feet
Width: 3-7 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 4-8:
Zone 4: 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 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 to light shade; mulch heavily after first hard frost; fertilize in spring with balanced fertilizer; water during dry spells.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch heavily after first hard frost; fertilize in spring with balanced fertilizer; water during dry spells.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch heavily after first hard frost; fertilize in spring with balanced fertilizer; water during dry spells.
Care for Gold Thread Chamaecyparis:
Plant in organic, but well drained soil; water when dry.
Plant in full sun to light shade.

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