- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
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Sunny style and structure for your landscape.
Soft Serve® false cypress has long been one of our most popular evergreens, thanks to its neat, appealing shape and deer resistance - and now, it comes in gold! Soft Serve® Gold false cypress is the perfect plant for adding year-round color to your landscape. It naturally grows as a dense pyramid so is especially nice for planting near your front door or any place you'd like a formal accent. Easily grown in sun or shade for maximum versatility. Available in garden centers in spring 2019.
Top reasons to grow Soft Serve® Gold false cypress:
- Strong pyramidal shape adds low-maintenance structure to your landscape.
- Golden foliage is bright and colorful all year round.
- Good deer resistance.Foliage InterestWinter InterestResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:EvergreenHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:72 - 120 InchesSpacing:72 - 120 InchesSpread:72 - 120 InchesFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:YellowHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
The pyramidal shape of Soft Serve Gold false cypress means it will be wider at its base and narrow at the top. Its strong silhouette means it lends a touch of formality wherever it is planted.Maintenance Notes:
This soft-to-the-touch evergreen needs little maintenance. It grows well in sun or part shade (minimum of four hours of bright sun each day), but it does need well-drained soil.Fun Facts:
This species is often known as Sawara false cypress, as it is native to the same region of Japan as the charming city of Sawara.Soft Serve® Gold Chamaecyparis pisifera 'FARROWCGMS' USPP 30,665