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Sungold Cypress Low Growing Evergreen Shrubs -
Sungold Cypress is a dwarf golden threadleaf cultivar cypress. It is truly one of the more interesting lower growing evergreen plants to have in the landscape or garden. The Sungold cypress golden evergreen's scale-like needles cling to weeping or semi-weeping branches. In summer it is very green, having good winter yellows if placed in a sunny location. New spring growth also emerges bright yellow. The Sungold Cypress has a better and more consistent gold color than regular golden chamaecyparis varieties.
This Sungold cypress cultivar does not burn in the sun as other gold cultivars. Sungold does not like wet or poorly draining soils.
They're somewhat drought tolerant once established, but will need moist well draining fertile soil for the first couple years to properly establish, & even then their drought tolerance shouldn't be too awfully tested during long rainless summers. Most of its many dwarf cultivars do not produce cones, but 'Sungold' when very mature might do so. With moderate pruning 'Sungold' can be restrained to about any small size required, but if left to go wild could very slowly but eventually reach eight feet of height, & considerably wider, with flattening top. An easy to grow and easy to maintain evergreen. Excellent mop-like form that makes a nice accent for the border or small hedge. Full sun.
Slow grower to 5 - 6 feet tall, 7 - 8 feet wide
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
Sungold Cypress is available as a one gallon container grown plant.
Plants shipping to CA and AZ addresses will be bare rooted before being prepped for shipping.