Rock Crest Gardens Nursery

Additional information

Common Name

Sawara Cypress

Potting Type


Sun Requirement

Full sun to partial shade

Growth Rate

Medium 6"-12" per year

Container Size



P R10



Filifera Aurea'

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Aurea’ is a small tree-form of Sawara cypress bright yellow new growth that darkens to green toward the center of the plant. Foliage is similar to Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Plumosa Aurea’ but ‘Aurea’ develops a strong central leader if not pruned and can grow 12 inches (30 cm) per year. It will have a straight trunk with attractive reddish bark. C.pisifera ‘Plumosa Aurea’ in constrast, is multi-branched and denser. After 10 years of growth, one can expect a mature ‘Aurea’ to stand 6 feet (2 m) tall and 4 feet (60 cm) wide.


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