Golden Nymph Hinoki Falsecypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Golden Nymph'
Golden Nymph Hinoki Falsecypress foliage
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4
A compact, mounded version of the species with attractive, cupped yellow tipped foliage; this dense evergreen forms an irregular mound with sculptured, layered sprays that give it its interesting shape; yellow tips turn rich bronze in winter
Golden Nymph Hinoki Falsecypress is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the garden for its interestingly mounded form. It has attractive yellow-tipped forest green foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain forest green throughout the winter.
Golden Nymph Hinoki Falsecypress is a dense spreading evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Golden Nymph Hinoki Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Golden Nymph Hinoki Falsecypress will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Golden Nymph Hinoki Falsecypress makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.