The ever-golden foliage of this distinctive Sawara Cypress makes a wonderful focal point in any planting scheme, whether in a rockery or in the border. It can even be used as hedging. The soft feathery branches of Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera Aurea’ grow in a shaggy mound when the plant is young, and because it is so very slow growing it is suitable for smaller gardens. Eventually it matures into an upright conical tree. Easy to grow in a sunny spot, and requiring almost no maintenance once it is established, this conifer has the RHS Award of Garden Merit for its excellent garden performance. Ultimate height after many years: 12m (39′). Ultimate spread after many years: 8m (10′).