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  • Eventual height: 1.8m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Sungold'

sawara cypress 'Sungold'

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
3 litre pot £16.99
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: prefers moist, well-drained neutral to slightly acid soil, but will tolerate most (including chalk)
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Thread-like foliage in flattened sprays, slowly forms a soft dome, which offers year-round appeal. Initially bright golden yellow, the foliage takes on a greener tone as it matures, but unlike many of the golden-leaved conifers, this one rarely gets scorched in the sun.

  • Garden care: Pruning is not usually necessary, however any shoots that ruin the symmetry of the plant can be removed in autumn. Apply a generous layer of mulch around the base of the plant (avoiding the immediate crown) in late winter.