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Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aurea' (Sawara cypress 'Filifera Aurea')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
12m
Max height
8m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aurea'

Other names

Sawara cypress 'Filifera Aurea'

Genus

Chamaecyparis Chamaecyparis

Variety or Cultivar

'Filifera Aurea' _ 'Filifera Aurea' is a slow-growing, large, evergreen coniferous shrub with an open, broadly conical habit. Its foliage is gracefully weeping and golden-yellow, held in short tufts and longer unbranched shoots.


Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aurea' is: Evergreen

Habit

Broadly conical, Open branches, Weeping

Toxicity

Contact with foliage may irritate skin.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Golden-yellow in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Honey fungus , Phytophthora root diseases Honey fungus , Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

No pruning required. If formed into a shape, such as a hedge, will need trimming twice a year.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aurea' (Sawara cypress 'Filifera Aurea') will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained soil. Can tolerate chalk soils, but prefers slightly acidic soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aurea'

Other names

Sawara cypress 'Filifera Aurea'

Genus

Chamaecyparis Chamaecyparis

Variety or Cultivar

'Filifera Aurea' _ 'Filifera Aurea' is a slow-growing, large, evergreen coniferous shrub with an open, broadly conical habit. Its foliage is gracefully weeping and golden-yellow, held in short tufts and longer unbranched shoots.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Broadly conical, Open branches, Weeping

Toxicity

Contact with foliage may irritate skin.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Golden-yellow in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Honey fungus , Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

No pruning required. If formed into a shape, such as a hedge, will need trimming twice a year.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aurea' (Sawara cypress 'Filifera Aurea') will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained soil. Can tolerate chalk soils, but prefers slightly acidic soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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