Pinpoint Gold false cypress combines bright evergreen foliage with a neat pyramidal habit Pinpoint Gold false cypress combines bright evergreen foliage with a neat pyramidal habit

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Tim Wood
Grand Haven, MI, USA

PINPOINT® Gold

False cypress, Lawson's false cypress, Port Orford cedar

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

'SMNCLMG'

USPP 33,228

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Pinpoint Gold false cypress combines bright evergreen foliage with a neat pyramidal habit Pinpoint Gold false cypress combines bright evergreen foliage with a neat pyramidal habit
  • Year-round color
  • Appealing shape
  • Versatile
Description

Feathery foliage, a space-saving habit, and now a cheerful golden color: Pinpoint Gold is the newest member of the Pinpoint series of Chamaecyparis. Ideally suited to use as an eye-catching specimen or space-saving hedge plant, it needs little to no pruning to maintain its appealing shape. 

USDA Zone
5 - 7 (-20°F/-28.8°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
15 - 20'
Width
3 - 5'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Evergreen
Bloom Time
Non-flowering evergreen
Foliage Color
Yellow
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Well-drained soil is essential. However, this species will not tolerate dry soils or drought conditions. Maintain even moisture with a layer of mulch.

Pruning

Prune to shape in late spring, if needed.

Uses

Specimen, container, hedge, mixed borders

Growing Tips

Naturally grows as a narrow column, so little pruning is required. Nice as a space-saving hedge or eye-catching specimen.