If you are searching for Golden Mop False Cypress so before that let me tell you Are you looking for beautiful textured green conifers that can be fit into your garden or lawn? Then Try Golden Mop False Cypress before that. What is this golden mop cypress shrub(Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Golden Mop’)? They are small growing shrub trees, and its foliage can be seen hanging downward and has a true mop-like structure. Its Bright leaves always shine in full sun and were grown in rock gardens as well as in many Asian schemes to beautify the existing place.
About Golden Mop False Cypress
The genus name is Chamaecyparis which was first found in Asian regions, particularly Taiwan and Japan, and also in USA’s West and Eastern Situated locations. Chamaecyparis name comes from a Greek word called khamai which means “on the earth” and the word cypress which is the common name of this shrub is also derived from Greek word “kyparisssos”.
In the United States, Chamaecyparis lawsoniana & Chamaecyparis thyoides are discovered while Chamaecyparis formosensis in Taiwan and Chamaecyparis obtusa in Japan. Here we are talking about Chamaecyparis pisifera which was native to Honshu and Kyushu Island in japan.
The word pisi is Latin word meaning “pea” while fera means “bear” , here the meaning is about the cones that are round which this shrub produces in the growing season.
If you have read my previous article on this topic , You already Know it was a slow growing shrub and it takes 10 years for this tree to reach 2-3 feet tall (60-90 cm). This happens in the starting year after that it may grow upto 4-5 feet tall. It belongs to the Cupressaceae Family and this shrub can thrive in USDA hardiness zone 4,5,6,7,8.
Golden Mop is famous for its ability to retain the foliage the whole year and that is why it is best for most of the landscapes , even in winters they show these contrasting colors. When Shrub becomes mature and has small cones shows in mid of summer which again start ripping and changing color to brown. It is also known as Japanese false cypress because it is mainly from Eastern Asian Region Particularly Japan and it is also called thread leaf false cypress as its foliage hangs downward like a thread. Its name is called according to where it has been cultivated.
How to Grow Golden Mop Shrubs
Golden Mop false cypress are grown in good fertile well drained soil and it is always placed in full sun because they like warmer climates more than shade but yes it can also be situated in some partial shade location it will still grow there.
Make sure not to put high amounts of water on the soil and don’t use poor soil which will create wet conditions for the false cypress.
It was grown in hillsides , rock gardens for mass production and in households it can be grown in containers to a single tree landscape area.
Starting days of growing golden mop false cypress , They need to be moist until the roots are properly established inside the soil. There are some problems it can face if soil is not dried properly. Issues like root rot and juniper blight , pest infestation are some.
You can always use pesticide , fungicide. for Root rot that can be solved with well drained soil and minimizing water.
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