This moderately sized evergreen brings year round color and is usable in a wide-variety of landscapes. Topping out at around 15 to 20 feet, but only 5 to 8 ft wide, Pinpoint Gold is useful for green/yellow color and as an anchor evergreen in the home landscape. The narrow vertical nature of this plant makes it useful in a variety of arrangements and means it can be used in spaces where other trees simply might not fit. Due to it's symmetry and clean habit, Pinpoint can be used to line out a foundation planting or as a privacy barrier. What makes it unique from other more traditional native cypress is the golden-yellow color that highlights new growth. This growth persists year long and pairs well with purples, pinks, blues, and even darker greens. If you are searching for an evergreen accent tree or shrub that is low maintenance and can tolerate drought Pinpoint Gold is a good option for you.
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|Bloom Color:||None of note|
|Genus & Species:||Pinpoint® Gold Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'SMNCLMG'|
|Mature Height:||15 to 20 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||60 to 84"|
|Plant Spacing:||At least 60 inches for a hedge, 84 inches for more open plantings|
|Planting Depth:||Even with base of the plant|
|Planting Time:||Spring or fall planting|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable to many soil types|
|Sun Exposure:||Full to part sun|
|Zone:||5b to 7|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Pinpoint® Gold False Cypress
Cypress are easy to grow trees that are perfect for specimin plants, hedges, and foundation plantings to accent part of a home or hardscape. The require little maintenance, but require well draining soil that maintains decent moisture. Maintain a good layer of mulch to meet the moisture requirements of the tree.