Gold Mop Cypress
If your looking to add nice, shaggy, yellow evergreen shrub to your landscape, this gold mop cypress is for you!
The Gold Mop Cypress is very hardy and requires little to no maintenance. Very insect and disease resistant and can grow from zones 4-8. This Cypress bush likes to be in full sun but will grow in some shade. The more sun it has, the brighter yellow it will be.
It's a slow grower but will reach heights up to 3 feet and about 4 feet wide. If you plant the Gold Mop Cypress around your home, you can keep it trimmed and it will maintain its size. Or for a more natural look, just plant and let it be and they will look like an upside-down, golden mop. if you prefer a more manicured look, shear twice a year.
The Gold Mop Cypress looks great planted around camellias, trees, and also in natural areas where they can get larger. They are a great addition to the landscape and really bring a lot of color.
Add color to your home and enjoy your easy to grow Gold Mop Cypress.
What Are Good Companion Plants For This Shrub?
Loropetalum, hostas and oakland hollies pair well in the landscape with your gold mop cypress.
How Do I Plant A Gold Mop Cypress?
Plant in a spot that has well drained soil and full sun to part shade exposure in grow zones 4-8.
How To Propagate A Gold Mop
Propagate in late summer from a 4-6 inch stem and remove the lower 3" of leaves and set in soil mixture. Mist and cover with a plastic cover to keep in moisture until roots have established. Plant in a spot that has full sun exposure.
The Gold Mop Cypress is called a scale-leaf evergreen because its foliage consists of flattened, threadlike needles that twist around the thin branches like fragile scales. It's ideal to prune this shrub early in springtime, just before new growth shows up. This permits new growth to cover up pruning marks quickly, staying clear of the appearance of cut branches, and likewise offers the plant a full season to recover from the shock of pruning. You can do fine-tuning of your Gold Mop's shape later on, in May, June or July, while the plant is still actively growing. Stay clear of cutting the shrub back in late summer or fall, due to the fact that tender new growth might be damaged by winter cold.
Cut each branch on your Gold Mop Cypress back to a strong lateral branch or shoot, choosing a length that approximates the final desired size of the shrub. See to it all cuts are made at a point where there's still green foliage as well as noticeable buds, and protect yourself against spread of plant disease by cleaning your pruning blades with a clean fabric and rubbing alcohol to sterilize between cuts.
The Golden Mop Cypress is labeled one of the best evergreen shrubs on the market since it very easy to grow and really has no substantial pests or conditions to worry about. Simply plant it and enjoy the beautiful golden mop shrubs. This lovely evergreen becomes a small mound, making it perfect for foreground planting in the landscape. Use it as part of your foundation planting around your property. Plant your Gold Mop Cypress in beds, amongst rocks as well as gravel mulch, or at the top of a wall surface as the perfect focal point.