Some things are worth the wait! Japanese Lemon Thread False Cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Lemon Thread') is one of those things! This slow grower will take 20 years to reach full height and width, but the impact it will make in your garden will be much bigger! Slow growing isn't a bad thing either - it also means low maintenance!
Lemon Thread is an evergreen shrub that keeps its soft-looking bushy needle-like foliage all year long. It's not fair to call it an evergreen, though, as its color is truly a striking lemon-lime, emphasis on the lemon! In the dead of winter, Lemon Thread brings a shot of much-needed color to your garden. The soft texture is amazing. The needles look almost like they are dripping off of the plant.
False Cypress is very cold hardy and has an easy-going nature throughout USDA hardiness zones 4 through 8. Tolerant of a wide range of conditions, these provide great texture to your landscape as well as a fantastic color that lasts year-round!
The yellow color lights up when you put it next to other evergreens, conifers or even a brick wall. These show-stopping shrubs brighten your home's foundation when offset with darker shrubs. Line your property with colorful evergreens, either using banks of these lemony bushes or mixed among other shrubs for a patchwork effect!
You'll achieve massive visual appeal by planting these in large blocks of color and en masse! Use Lemon thread as an accent or in groups to provide color blocks or for privacy and screening. Either way, it is going to be a star in your garden! For a few years, these shrubs won't mind being planted in a protected, sunny planter or large container to accent your porch or patio.
False Cypress grows well in average, well-drained soil in all but the shadiest conditions. For the best yellow color, though, plant it in full sun! Mulch well for insulation and moisture retention and provide moderate moisture throughout the year. Prune rarely, but only in early spring.
Incredible color rarely seen in evergreens! Japanese Lemon Thread False Cypress is just the bright soft shrub for your landscape for years to come! Slow and steady wins the curb appeal battle, so hurry and order this today at NatureHills.com to get growing yours now!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Lemon Thread'|
|Mature Height||3 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Foliage Color||Bright Yellow|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|