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Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Goldilocks'
Goldilocks Falsecypress foliage
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Height: 30 feet
Spread: 20 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Other Names: Japanese Falsecypress, Sawara Falsecypress
A pyramidal shaped evergreen with spectacular golden foliage; a great choice for adding texture and color to a landscape
Goldilocks Falsecypress has gold foliage. The threadlike leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Goldilocks Falsecypress is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Goldilocks Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Goldilocks Falsecypress will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.
This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.