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Lemon Thread False Cypress
The Lemon Thread False Cypress has to be one of the most eye-catching, attractive plants in existence! The stunning, shaggy, bright lemon-yellow thread-like foliage on mounding pyramids of graceful cascading branches are sure to turn the heads of all who see it, year round! Don't worry about this little beauty out growing it's space as it reaches only 4-5 feet tall and wide in 20 years! Get all the details below

Lemon Thread False Cypress

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Lemon Thread False Cypress
Chamaecyparis picifera 'Lemon Thread'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-8b  Find Your Zone



Special Attributes

The Lemon Thread False Cypress has to be one of the most eye-catching, attractive plants in existence! The stunning, shaggy, bright lemon-yellow foliage on mounding pyramids of graceful cascading branches are sure to turn the heads of all who see it, year round. As cool temperatures arrive in fall the foliage turns to an attractive orange-bronze color persisting through winter. Reaching only 4 to 5 feet tall and wide in 20 years, you don't have to worry about this one outgrowing its space.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing in a cascading pyramidal form 4 to 5 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide at its base, the Lemon Thread False Cypress is ideal for use as an eye-catching, focal point specimen in smaller gardens and as an accent or to frame entryways in home foundation plantings. It will tolerate some shade however the bright lemon-yellow foliage tends to turn green with heavier shade exposure. It performs well in containers provided there is good drainage. A fine addition to Asian themed gardens, conifer gardens, and the Xeriscape (low water needs).




Cultural Preferences

Lemon Thread False Cypress is easy to grow in most any moist but well-drained soil of average fertility and full sun to part shade. Foliage color is be more intense with more sun. Constantly soggy soil or standing water is problematic. Avoid overwatering this plant. In the absence of sufficient rainfall, provide only enough water to keep soil damp to moist. Established plants are quite drought tolerant but will appreciate an occasional deep soaking during prolonged periods of dry weather in summer. No pruning required though plants can be sheared lightly for shaping purposes.




Helpful Articles

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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-8b  Find Your Zone
Shrub Type:  Coniferous Evergreen Shrub 
Height at Maturity:  4-5'
Width at Maturity:  4-5'
Spacing:  4' for solid hedge; 6' or more for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Cascading Pyramidal
Growth Rate:  Slow 
Flower Color:  None
Flower Size:  NA
Flowering Period:  NA
Flower Type:  NA
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Bright Lemon-Yellow
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Light Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Very Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Silt, Sand (amended)
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist or Dry
Soil pH:  5.5 - 7.5 (Acid to Neutral)
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect, Mildew



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