Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aurea'
Sawara cypress 'Filifera Aurea'
'Filifera Aurea' is a slow-growing evergreen conifer making a large broadly conical shrub of open habit, with gracefully weeping, cord-like, golden-yellow foliage in short tufts and longer unbranched shoots
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Ultimate height8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Foliage may cause skin irritation. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
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
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How to grow
Grows well in moist but well-drained soil. Tolerant of chalk soils but prefers slightly acidic soil. Can scorch
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Low Maintenance
No pruning required, but shaped subjects, including hedges, will need trimming twice a year
Prone to aphids
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