This evergreen shrub is grown for its unique yellow foliage and compact nature. It has a rounded shape when young, then grows slightly more mounded at maturity. It will slowly reach 5 feet tall and wide, but new growth can be lightly trimmed to slow growth further. Its finely textured needles keep their yellow color in the winter.
False cypresses prefer full sun to part shade. They grow best in moist, well-drained soils that are slightly acidic and cannot tolerate water-logged soils or severe drought. A layer of mulch helps maintain soil temperature and moisture. This plant doesn’t have any significant pests or diseases.