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Chamaecyparis pisifera Filifera Nana

Sawara cypress 'Filifera Nana'

Produces a bright golden carpet of foliage

The outstanding feature of this conifer is the bright golden, long thread-like foliage which is produced in abundance in the spring and summer. Mounding in habit it produces an informal carpet of gold which gradually turns dark green as the foliage matures.


Like most conifers it prefers a slightly acidic soil but is tolerant of most conditions.


Keep well watered until established.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Conifer
Flower colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 80 cm - 130 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 80 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Flower border and beds, Patio container, City garden

Typically available

From January to December