Description: A superb cultivar with stunning golden foliage, maintains a very dwarf, compact habit of growth. A graceful addition to any home landscape, this small accent tree features finely-textured golden foliage on a single stem, lollipop form; best used as an accent in the garden or patio containers Ornamental Features: Dwarf Golden Hinoki Falsecypress has attractive yellow foliage which emerges gold in spring. The scale-like leaves are ornamentally significant and turn chartreuse in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. Landscape Attributes: Dwarf Golden Hinoki Falsecypress (tree form) is an evergreen dwarf tree, selected and trained to grow in a small tree-like form with the primary plant grafted high atop a standard. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone. This is a relatively low maintenance dwarf tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics. Dwarf Golden Hinoki Falsecypress (tree form) is ideal for use as a garden accent or patio feature, and is recommended for the following landscape applications; Accent Vertical Accent General Garden Use Mass Planting Hedges/Screening Plant Characteristics: Dwarf Golden Hinoki Falsecypress (tree form) will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more. This dwarf tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.