Common Name: threadleaf cypress
Origin/Ecology: Garden origin
Habit: Drooping, mounded, weeping, pendulous, with long cord-like golden branchlets.
Leaves: Scale-like leaves, prickly, glabrous, rhomboidal, entire. Colour dark green to gold, depending on cultivar.
Leaf Arrangement: opposite
Flowers and Fruit: Small cones appear only on mature plants.
Bark: Peeling, reddish bark on mature branches.
Water Use, Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Avoid poor drainage.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
Landscape Uses: Rock gardens, foundation plantings, specimen.
Limitations: Juniper blight, root rot, bagworms.