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Soft Serve® Gold False Cypress

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Even in the bleakest days of winter, Soft Serve® Gold False Cypress stands loud and proud. Chamaecyparis pisifera is a beautifully compact evergreen shrub that has a perfect Christmas tree shape. It is a spectacular yellow evergreen statue with year-round color. Its fern-like leaves are soft to the touch and attractive to all except deer. This slow-growing dwarf shrub only spans 6 to 10 feet in all directions which makes the perfect formal entryway spire.

It is hard to find a shrub that stays as well manicured and true to form as Chamaecyparis without the extra work. A native to Japan, this plant radiates wisdom and beauty picturesque of a zen garden. It is low maintenance and once established, it is quite drought tolerant . There are so many ways to admire its beauty. Use this plant to soften corners and create the illusion of flowing garden beds. Even try incorporating Soft Serve in large urns , string it with lights, and illuminate your front door.

Soft Serve® Gold False Cypress Care

Quite versatile, Soft Serve® Gold False Cypress can take varying degrees of full to part sun and neutral to slightly acidic soil. Ensure that the soil is moist, fertile, and well-draining for best results. Just plant and literally sit back and relax.

For most years, pruning is barely needed. Pruning is only necessary for broken, crossing, or misshapen branches. For the most part, this False Cypress naturally wants to stay conical compact in appearance.

Soft Serve® Gold False Cypress Spacing

Instead of investing in an expensive fence to block out neighbors or traffic why not plant a privacy screen? Planting a privacy screen tends to be much cheaper and visually more pleasing than a privacy fence. To create a privacy screen space Chamaecyparis in double rows that are staggered to help create a seamless hedge and fill in visual gaps. Plant each shrub 6 to 10 feet apart from each other.

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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.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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

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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.