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PlantFiles: Sawara False Cypress, Boulevard Cypress, Blue Moss Cypress
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Lemon Thread'

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Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chamaecyparis (kam-ee-SIP-a-riss) (Info)
Species: pisifera (pee-SEE-fer-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lemon Thread

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Category:
Shrubs
Trees
Conifers

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Chartreuse/Yellow

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Lakeside3 On Dec 14, 2008, Lakeside3 from Jacksonville, NC wrote:

I purchased a few of these beautiful 'Lemon Thread' or 'Sungold' False Cypress from Lowes in Spring 07, they are planted southwest in the yard; they require some shade late evenings here in zone 8. During spring thru summer the thread tips are chartreuse in color, as winter approaches the tips intensifies. Pictures from spring thru winter 08 will reveal this amazing transformation.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Chicago, Illinois
Easton, Maryland
Conway, South Carolina
Buckley, Washington



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