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Chamaecyparis pisifera aurea | Sawara cypress 'Filifera Aurea' - 450lt

Chamaecyparis pisifera aurea | Sawara cypress 'Filifera Aurea' - 450lt

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Chamaecyparis pisifera aurea is a large, slow-growing, broadly conical, coniferous, evergreen shrub with dropping golden-yellow foliage, greener on older growth, tending to fade in autumn. It has reddish-brown, peeling bark and small, green cones in summer, dark chocolate-brown when ripe. Chamaecyparis pisifera aurea grows best in average, fertile, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils. It doesn’t like wet and poorly-drained soils because it can lead to root rot. It thrives in full sun and best leaf colour is achieved in full sun, but too much exposure can cause sunburn. Once established, it is resistant to drought. Tolerant of frost, but needs to be sheltered from harsh, winter winds. No serious insect or disease problems. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require pruning. Sawara cypress 'Filifera Aurea' is an attractive, resilient shrub, great for informal, cottage, urban, and gravel and rock gardens. Excellent as a specimen or accent plant, excellent for hedges and screens and foundation plantings.
  • Common Name

    Sawara cypress 'Filifera Aurea'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Native To

    garden origin

  • Flower


  • Foliage

    dropping golden-yellow foliage, greener on older growth

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

broadly conical

Preferred Location


South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained

Growing Period




all year


no fruit

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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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