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Evergreen Shrubs (Non-Flowering) – Golden Mop Cypress

  • Golden Mop Cypress

Botanical name: Chamaecyparis pisifera

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: 3 – 4 ft in height and in width

Hardy zone: zones 5-9

Foliage color:  yellow

Growth rate: grows less than 5 inches a year

Pruning instructions: shape in the early spring 

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: Containers, Groundcover, Hanging Basket

Light needs: 6 – 8 hours of sun a day

Special features: bright year-round color 

Watering instructions: water when the top 2 inches of soil are dry

Fertilizing instructions : use 10-10-10 or 12-4-8 in the spring and then every 2 months during the growing season

Best time to plant: mid spring 

Best type of soil: clay or loam

Companion plants: oakland hollies, boxwood, japanese barberry, weigela

Toxicity level: non-toxic for humans and pets 

Invasive species: no

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