Chamaecyparis pisifera “Filifera Aurea”
Gold Thread Cypress
This plant is known not to be preferred by deer, but deer may rub on or taste any plant.
Shrub or small tree with drooping thread like branches. Yellow foliage in spring, deepening to gold in summer and fall. Good for rock gardens or as an accent.
Grown for its feathery, golden-green, thread-like foliage on graceful, pendulous branches. Slow growing, broadly conical, evergreen shrub with peeling reddish bark on mature branches.
Exposure: Sun to part shade
Blooms: Prized for foliage
Mature Size” 8′ tall x 6′ wide
Soil Type: Well drained
Water Use: Moderate
Cold Hardiness: Zone 3 (-40F)
Heat Tolerance: Zone 8 (90-120 days above 86F)
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(aka Winged Euonymus or Spindle Tree)
Euonymus alata “Compactus”
Mature Height: 6-10 ft. for ‘Compactus’ (other varieties can get much larger)
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Average, well-drained
Light Requirements: Sun/partial shade
Foliage: Medium green 1″ to 3″ in. long leaves, turning to vibrant red in the fall
Flower/Fruit: Small orange-red seeds in the fall
Pruning: No pruning is necessary! The most attractive shrubs are those that have not been pruned or sheared. except for cutting out older branches immediately following blooms. It can be cut to the ground following bloom time if you feel that it needs renewal.
Hardy to Zone 4
Burning Bush (Euonymus alata “Compactus”)This shrub is one of the great beauties of the autumn season. It is distinguished by vibrant scarlet foliage and small red-orange fruit in the fall as well as unusual corky “wings” which flare out along its branches. It is effective used in mass plantings, in a shrub border, as an accent plant or as a neat attractive hedge. You should be aware that the species can grow to be 15+ feet. However, “Compactus” (shown here) grows to only 6-10 feet and an even smaller variety, “Rudy Haag” grows to only 5 feet high and wide. This is a shrub that is best left unpruned although it can be pruned if you have space issues. It is not fussy about soil requirements (except for excessive wet areas) and there are no significant pest problems. It also transplants very easily. It is truly a maintenance free shrub.
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera Aures’
Shrub or small tree with drooping thread like branches. Yellow foliage in spring, deepening to gold in summer and fal. Good for rock gardens or as an accent.