Soft Serve® Gold False Cypress Chamaecyparis


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Plant Needs

Sunny style and structure for your landscape.

Soft Serve® false cypress has long been one of our most popular evergreens, thanks to its neat, appealing shape and deer resistance - and now, it comes in gold! Soft Serve® Gold false cypress is the perfect plant for adding year-round color to your landscape. It naturally grows as a dense pyramid so is especially nice for planting near your front door or any place you'd like a formal accent. Easily grown in sun or shade for maximum versatility. Available in garden centers in spring 2019.

Top reasons to grow Soft Serve® Gold false cypress:

  • Strong pyramidal shape adds low-maintenance structure to your landscape.- Golden foliage is bright and colorful all year round.
  • Good deer resistance.
  • Foliage Interest
  • Winter Interest


Plant Type:


Height Category:


Garden Height:

72 - 120 Inches


72 - 120 Inches


72 - 120 Inches

Foliage Colors:


Foliage Shade:




Container Role:


Tolerant to:


Plant Needs

Light Requirement:

Part Sun to Sun, Sun

Maintenance Category:


Bloom Time:

Grown for Foliage

Hardiness Zones:

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Water Category:



Border Plant, Container, Good for Screening, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

Light Requirement:

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Uses Notes:

The pyramidal shape of Soft Serve Gold false cypress means it will be wider at its base and narrow at the top. Its strong silhouette means it lends a touch of formality wherever it is planted.

Maintenance Notes:

This soft-to-the-touch evergreen needs little maintenance. It grows well in sun or part shade (minimum of four hours of bright sun each day), but it does need well-drained soil.

Fun Facts:

This species is often known as Sawara false cypress, as it is native to the same region of Japan as the charming city of Sawara.

Soft Serve®GoldChamaecyparispisifera'FARROWCGMS'USPP 30,665

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