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  • Bright, golden yellow color year round
  • Easy care dwarf evergreen shrub 
  • Drought tolerant and cold hardy
  • A great 'pop' of color anywhere in the landscape
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-7
  • Mature Height: 3-5' tall
  • Mature Width: 3-5' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 3-5' apart

Golden Mop Falsecypress Big

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Mop'

Regular price $345.00
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Why plant Golden Mop Falsecypress Big?

Fluffy and Fine, Everybody loves Golden Threadleaf False Cypress (or Golden Mop)! Falsecypress, a very cool dwarf yellow version of the Sawara Falsecypress Tree. This perky, vibrant yellow evergreen will bring a cheerful burst of color to your landscape and offers an interesting texture that you’ll be tempted to run your fingers through. Instead of wearing the typical needles of most conifers, like Spruce, Pine, and Fir, Gold Mop Falsecypress is draped in curious thin ropy foliage from head to toe. Give this fun accent plant a prominent spot in any of the landscape beds around your home, and it will mix beautifully with other green-, blue-, and purple-foliaged plants and will shine like a beacon all year long.

Native to Japanese islands Honshu and Kyushu, Chamaecyparis pisiferia or Sawara Cypress is an evergreen conifer that can grow upwards of 50 ft. in the wild. Original species plants typically are not sold and planted in today's landscapes; however, smaller cultivars are more popular and common in landscapes. Sawara Falsecypress is a stately Japanese forest tree that can reach 100 feet or more in the wild. Fortunately, there are many versions of Sawara that stay much smaller, and some of them have blue or gold foliage to boot (like Gold Mop). There is some confusion as to where and when this version appeared and even what to call it. It goes by the names ‘Gold Mop’, ‘Golden Mop’, ‘Golden Mops’, or just ‘Mops’. This selection probably came out of Europe in the 1950s or ’60s. It has been embraced by gardeners all over the world (with good reason) and is the most popular of all the Sawara Falsecypresses that are grown.

How to use Golden Mop Falsecypress Big in the landscape?

Golden Threadleaf is a mounded, dwarf variation. Slow-growing, Golden Threadleaf can mature up to 5 ft tall, 2-3 ft of growth coming from the first decade of growth. As an evergreen, the golden yellow/green foliage maintains its color year-round. This slow grower is easy to control with regular light pruning, however, if space is at a premium. A great addition to any landscape needing four-season color!

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a 'grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

How To Plant Golden Mop Falsecypress Big

Gold Mop Falsecypress is an adaptable, easy-to-grow specimen plant for full sun. One situation it doesn’t care for is extreme heat and humidity, and in the Deep South ,it may struggle. In much of the rest of the country, though, it’s a trooper that thrives with little special care. Give it regular water and a layer of mulch to keep the roots cool and moist. Gold Mop Falsecypress will grow in shade, but the foliage will turn green there, so make sure it has plenty of light. Pests and diseases are normally of no concern as long as the plant isn’t stressed or overwatered.

How To Water

Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Prune in early spring, just before new growth appears! Pruning is not required, although it can be done to maintain size. Early spring pruning will allow new growth an opportunity to cover older prune scars.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-7

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks to be delivered. - Sizes Large (AA) and smaller (Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

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