This dense pyramidal conifer with feathery branchlets tipped with gold is not a cypress at all and is better called a false-cypress. Like other false cypress it prefers humid areas so is a treasure for those living in the mid- to upper Southeast. It is especially attractive in the winter garden where its gold color brings a sunny glow to an otherwise gray landscape. A slow-growing dwarf, it needs a couple of decades to reach 8-10 feet but may eventually reach 30 feet. It rarely needs pruning.
Type: Evergreen conifer
Outstanding Feature: Gold tipped branches
Growth Rate: Slow
Size: 10-15’H x 3-4’ W
Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Average, moist, well-drained
Hardiness: Zones 4-8
Care: Low maintenance
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant but can be susceptible to juniper scale, bagworm, and blights.