Chamaecyparis pisifera Filifera Aurea Cupressaceae
Golden Threadleaf Falsecypress kam-e-SIP-a-ris pi-SIF-er -a
- Conifer, evergreen shrub/tree, semi-dwarf, 15-20 ft (5-6 m),
broad conical, also grows flat, slow growing. Branches and leaves
like Filifera, but yellow.
- Sun required for full color development, but may cause sunburn.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 In cultivation before 1891.
- Some comparable cultivars:
- Filifera Aurea Nana - it is not a genuine dwarf, but a slow growing cultivar propagated from the lateral branches of Filifera Aurea, and can grow to height of 2 m (Bärtels, p. 240).
- Golden Mop - it is a mutation of Filifera Aurea and a true dwarf, to 1 m , with more intense yellow.
- Lemon Thread - leaves bright yellow, has both juvenile and adult foliage.
- Sungold - it is less yellow than Filifera Aurea, but withstands full sun, and is hardier (van Gelderen and van Hoey Smith, 1996).
- Oregon State Univ. campus: east of Women's Center (south of Benton Hall).