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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Sawara cypress 'Sungold'
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Sungold'
Chamaecyparis are evergreen trees, usually of narrowly ovoid or columnar outline, with much-branched sprays of small scale-like leaves, and small, globose cones; tiny red male cones are conspicuous in a few cultivars
'Sungold' is a slow-growing, mound-forming, small coniferous shrub to 3m tall and wide. The thin, thread-like foliage held on stringy, weeping branches emerges golden-yellow before eventually maturing to a lime-green colour
Toxicity Foliage may cause skin irritation
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grows well in moist but well-drained soil. Tolerant of chalk soils but prefers slightly acidic soil
Propagate by grafting and semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rock Garden
Pruning None required
Pests Aphids may be a problem
May be subject to phytophthora root diseases and honey fungus
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