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Soft Serve® Gold False Cypress Chamaecyparis pisifera

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Mature Size
10' 10'
Height
6' - 10'
Spread
6' - 10'
  • Details

    Features

    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 Interest
    Winter Interest
    Salt Tolerant
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Evergreen
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    72 - 120 Inches
    Spacing: 
    72 - 120 Inches
    Spread: 
    72 - 120 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Yellow
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Good for Screening
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses 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
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    • Love this! It's true to its name and so soft to the touch. I even moved it with us in our last move. Its been in the ground for one year now and its growth has really taken off.

      Laura Daniel
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 2 weeks ago
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