- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 5 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Vintage Gold False Cypress, botanically known as Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Vintage Gold’, will be a beacon of brightness in any dark spot in the landscape. This false cypress is valued in the landscape for its delicate, fernlike, bright yellow foliage and dwarf, mounding form that works well as a single specimen, in foundation plantings, or as a low, vibrant-colored, evergreen hedge.
This outstanding dwarf conifer delivers year-round seasonal interest in form, texture, and color. It is excellent when paired with different-colored evergreens for contrasting tones and textures. Vintage Gold False Cypress turns a beautiful coppery bronze in fall. It’s a slow-growing variety, hardy in zones 5-8, and compact, at a height and spread of 3-5 ft.
Vintage Gold False Cypress Care
Vintage Gold False Cypress does well in full sun, where it receives 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. It prefers to be planted in soil rich in organic matter such as garden compost. Water when the first few inches of soil dry out, and keep the soil moist, particularly during the first year after it’s planted. Vintage Gold False Cypress will be able to tolerate brief dry spells once it matures. Keep leaders pruned to maintain their compact mounded form. Trimming is best done on new, young wood during winter dormancy or in very early spring. Apply a thick layer of mulch around the root zone in early winter to protect it in colder climates.
Because of its dwarf size, Vintage Gold False Cypress is well suited to planting in outdoor containers. When grown in containers, this shrub may require more frequent watering than it would when planted in the landscape. Additionally, extra winter protection may be needed when Vintage Gold False Cypress is planted in containers in harsher climates.
Vintage Gold False Cypress Spacing
Vintage Gold False Cypress is recommended for use in mass plantings, rock and alpine gardens, foundation plantings, as an informal hedge, or container plantings. Depending on your application, be sure to consider the mature width, spacing shrubs about 3 ft apart if planted in groups.
Vintage Gold False Cypress Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 5 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 5 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 5 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Description: Inconspicuous|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Chartreuse, Golden Yellow|
|Seasonal Interest: 4 Season Interest|
|Resists: Deer, Disease|
|Uses: Hedges & Privacy, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Vintage Gold False Cypress|
|Scientific Name: Chamaecyparis p. 'Vintage Gold'|
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.
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- 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.