Bring the Outdoors Home

Sawara Cypress ‘Golden Mop’ | Plant Profile

Sawara Cyrpess ‘Golden Mop’ (Chamaecyparis pisifera) are slow-growing, evergreen, medium to tall shrubs. ‘Golden Mop’ grows in a mounded shape with an abundance of loose foliage. The needles are a light golden color throughout the year.

‘Golden Mop’ prefers fertile, medium moisture, well drained soils in full sun to part shade. The small branches that give ‘Golden Mop’ it’s fluffy appearance can also be damaged by strong winds.

‘Golden Mop’ is perfect for small landscapes that require the winter interest that is a characteristic evergreens. They are best planted near fences or structures that can shelter them from strong winds.


Sawara Cypress 'Golden Mop' Characteristics

'Golden Mop' gets its name from the mounded shape that can resemble a mop head. The foliage is soft and movable, but dense enough to create privacy or shelter. These shrubs can take over 10 years to reach their full height of 5'. Pruning is rarely necessary, as the relaxed and informal shape is considered desirable.

Few disease or insect visitors are life threatening to 'Golden Mop'. Juniper blight and bagworms may make an appearance. Rot rot can occur in poorly drained soils.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 5 - 7
3.00 - 5.00'
3.00 - 5.00'
Bloom Time
Full Sun - Part Shade
Deer Resistant?