Gold Mop False Cypress

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

The Gold Mop False Cypress makes an excellent filler plant that adds textured foliage to a drab corner of your yard, and with time this plant will become a focal point of your landscaping. The Chamaecyparis pisifera has a mounded and naturally weeping form for a full appearance that puts the golden yellow branches on full display. This evergreen plant retains its foliage and will provide color all year long. The Gold Mop False Cypress is very low maintenance once established, so it is an excellent option for busy gardeners or perhaps gardeners who do not want to be very involved. 

This versatile plant is prized for its unique golden color, making it a beautiful addition to borders, mass plantings; it can also be used as an accent or in container plantings. Once mature, the plant will reach about 3 to 4 feet high–perfect for low hedges. The Gold Mop False Cypress is native to Japan and grows as a perennial in USDA zones 4 through 8. This plant is deer-resistant for added convenience. 

Gold Mop False Cypress Plant Care

The Gold Mop False Cypress is shade-tolerant, so while it can handle full sun, it typically performs better in part shade. Find a spot that receives about 6 hours of sunlight, and this plant will flourish, but make sure it does not receive intense noon and afternoon sun. This plant is not picky and can handle average soil. Newly planted Chamaecyparis pisifera will need water when the top couple inches of soil feels dry. Thoroughly saturate the soil around the root ball when watering to help establish deep roots. By the second growing season, the plant should be able to get by without help but monitor the plant and be ready with water during periods of drought.

Feed the plant using a slow-release, high-nitrogen fertilizer starting in the spring and reapply every other month during the growing season. This plant is known for its organic shape, and no pruning is required. Gold Mop False Cypress is cold-hardy once established.

Gold Mop False Cypress Plant Spacing

Expect the Gold Mop False Cypress to be about 3 to 4 feet tall and wide. Space the plants 2 to 3 feet apart center to center to create a seamless hedge or spread them out about 5 feet to give each plant its own space.

Gold Mop False Cypress Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Yellow
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: 4 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand: Southern Living Plants
Common Name: Gold Mop False Cypress
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Gold Mop'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.