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Chamaecyparis pisifera 'King's Gold' - Sawara Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera

Gold Mop Cypress

Categories: Shrub

Stunning golden, threadlike branches are the trademark of this evergreen shrub. The cascading nature of the branches also adds an air of elegance to any mixed border. Easy to grow and adapts to most locations.

We offer the Gold Mop 18" in a 5 gallon container.

More About Chamaecyparis pisifera

  • Accent plant.
  • Holds color well.
  • Adds contrast to the landscape.

Interesting Notes:

A much improved strain of gold mop cypress, it has a more compact and wider spreading growth habit than the species. 

Gold Mop Cypress Growing and Maintenance Tips

Fertilize in spring with an all purpose fertilizer before new growth begins. For a formal sheared hedge planting 2 to 3 feet apart is recommended. When a natural hedge is prefered space 3 to 4 feet apart. Click on the "About Us" tab to find planting instructions.


4 Feet


4 Feet

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Chamaecyparis pisifera Characteristics


  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Soil Moisture

  • Average Water


  • Mass Planting
  • Low Maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Focal Point

Foliage Color

  • Gold


  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Fall

Genus Overview: Chamaecyparis

Common Name: Gold Mop Cypress