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Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Squarrosa Lutea'

Plume False Cypress

Item #: 112

Zones: 4a to 8b

Height: 140" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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One of our favorites, this overlooked upright conifer is informally conical with semi-pendulous branches and foliage that changes from blue to grey to a gold thread cypress on Prozac. Every now and then it does a Dr. Jekyll thing, and sends out a branch or two of gold thread cypress...definitely schizoid! Our 10 year old plant is 14' tall x 7' wide.