Lemon Thread False Cypress Planted - October 2022

Yesterday, I posted about the Brown's Yew that I planted and talked about how I was closing the planting season the same way I started:  with shrubs.  Today is ANOTHER (and I think last) plant going in this season:  A Lemon Thread False Cypress.  Both of those shrubs that I planted this Fall are evergreens, so I feel like this checks a couple of boxes:  shrubs and evergreens for four-season interest.  

As a reminder, #1 on my 2022 to-do list was to prioritize shrubs.  And #2 was to add four-season gardening plants.  One of the answers to both of those challenges are evergreen shrubs.

Here - below - is the Lemon Thread Cypress - Chamaecyparis pisifera 'lemon thread' -  that we brought home from Lowe's:

And, here (below) is the tag - with the 50% off sale, this was just $15.


The tag shows the proper name:  Chamoecyparis pisifera 'Lemon Thread'.  This was a new (to me) shrub, so when I saw it on the nursery table, I went to the Web to figure out if we could make it work in our garden.  The Missouri Botanic Garden has a listing up that speaks to the characteristics of this shrub:
‘Lemon Thread’ is a slow-growing, semi-dwarf, broadly-conical, shrubby variety that will typically grow to 3-5’ over the first 20 years but may eventually reach 10-12’ tall. It is noted for its bright yellow thread-like foliage. Foliage can be quite attractive in winter. Small cones appear only on mature plants.
It needs to go in a place that gets good, Summer sun.  Can be seen from the house in Winter (to appreciate the color).  And can kind of just be 'left alone' for a couple of growing seasons as this is slow to grow.   After going back-and-forth on a few potential landing spots, I ended up planting it at the base of a couple of the Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam Trees in our backyard.   I recently dug up and divided a bunch of hostas from this area (there are more than I still need to relocate once I find replacements) that I'm *pretty sure* were suffering from sunburn.  So, if that's, indeed true, this is a good spot for this False Cypress. 

Below, you can see the location of the Lemon Thread False Cypress - in between the trees where it can grow up and fill out a little bit.


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