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Golden Mophead

Growth Rate

  • Slow: 'Golden Mop' has a slow growth rate, typically growing 3 to 6 inches per year under optimal conditions.


  • Mature Height: It generally reaches a height of 3 to 5 feet.
  • Mature Spread: The spread can vary but is usually similar to its height, forming a compact, rounded shape.

Growing Conditions

  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun to partial shade. It tends to have the best golden coloration in full sun.
  • Soil: Thrives in well-drained soil but can tolerate a range of soil types.
  • Watering: Requires regular watering, especially during its establishment period. Once established, it has moderate drought tolerance.
  • Hardiness Zones: Suitable for USDA hardiness zones 4-8.


  • Pruning: Minimal pruning is usually required, mainly to maintain its shape.
  • Fertilization: Occasional fertilization in early spring can promote healthy growth and foliage color.

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Golden Mophead’

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