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Night Light Chamaecyparis

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$18.98
  • Low maintenance with brilliant yellow-green foliage
  • Matures to 4-5′ tall x 4-5′ wide
  • Hardy in USDA Zones: 5-8
  • Plant in full sun location
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Description

The Night Light™ Chamaecyparis from the Southern Living Plant Collection makes a brilliant evergreen statement in any landscape! Bright yellow-green foliage is a true eye-catcher and will add a unique lemony twist to your garden. This shrub is perfect for anyone looking for a plant that will separate their yard from the pack.

Furthermore, fans of low-maintenance gardening will appreciate the Night Light's naturally dense, rounded growth habit. With time and without pruning, the Night Light Chamaecyparis can reach upwards of fifteen feet tall. However, this is not a common size. This Chamaecyparis is easily maintained at a mature 4-5' tall x 4-5' wide due to its slow growth habit. For a dwarf, low-growing alternative to Night Light, try Gold Mop False Cypress.

Looking for seasonal interest? The cold winds of winter see the Night Light's foliage turning to a regal bronze. This is a perfect accent for the muted colors of the season. Once spring returns, this dynamic shrub will provide plenty of gorgeous new golden foliage to go around. We recommend mixing the Night Light with striking red or orange plants for a bold contrast, such as the Orange Rocket Barberry or the Autumn Fire Encore Azalea.

The Night Light Chamaecyparis is a False Cypress, which, as the name implies, is not a true cypress. However, False Cypress belongs to the Cypress family. The name Chamaecyparis roughly translates to 'ground cypress' and refers to their tendency to be low-growing compared to other cypress varieties. Another frequently used name is 'Hinoki Cypress.'

Night Light Chamaecyparis Care

The Night Light Hinoki Cypress grows in USDA Zones: 5-8.

Plant this Chamaecyparis in rich, well-draining soil for best results. Additionally, avoid poor draining planting locations. Standing water from slow-draining soil will lead to root rot and the expiration of your plant.

We recommend providing supplementary watering for your new plant regularly during the first growing season to ensure that it establishes deep roots. Check frequently to ensure that it isn't getting too much or too little water.

The Night Light Chamaecyparis prefers Full Sun, with Partial Sun being acceptable in most zones as well.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Night Light Chamaecyparis Spacing Recommendations

Plant your Night Light Chamaecyparis 4 feet apart for seamless golden foliage. Space them 6+ feet apart to leave open space between mature plants.

  • Scientific Name
    Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Conschlecht' PP24666
  • Hardiness Zone
    5, 6, 7, 8
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Heat Tolerant, Winter / Fall Foliage Color
  • Feature Color
    Green, Yellow
  • Uses
    Border, Container, Hedge
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    None

Growing Zones : 5, 6, 7, and 8

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Night Light Chamaecyparis

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The Night Light™ Chamaecyparis from the Southern Living Plant Collection makes a brilliant evergreen statement in any landscape! Bright yellow-green foliage is a true eye-catcher and will add a unique lemony twist to your garden. This shrub is perfect for anyone looking for a plant that will separate their yard from the pack.

Furthermore, fans of low-maintenance gardening will appreciate the Night Light's naturally dense, rounded growth habit. With time and without pruning, the Night Light Chamaecyparis can reach upwards of fifteen feet tall. However, this is not a common size. This Chamaecyparis is easily maintained at a mature 4-5' tall x 4-5' wide due to its slow growth habit. For a dwarf, low-growing alternative to Night Light, try Gold Mop False Cypress.

Looking for seasonal interest? The cold winds of winter see the Night Light's foliage turning to a regal bronze. This is a perfect accent for the muted colors of the season. Once spring returns, this dynamic shrub will provide plenty of gorgeous new golden foliage to go around. We recommend mixing the Night Light with striking red or orange plants for a bold contrast, such as the Orange Rocket Barberry or the Autumn Fire Encore Azalea.

The Night Light Chamaecyparis is a False Cypress, which, as the name implies, is not a true cypress. However, False Cypress belongs to the Cypress family. The name Chamaecyparis roughly translates to 'ground cypress' and refers to their tendency to be low-growing compared to other cypress varieties. Another frequently used name is 'Hinoki Cypress.'

Night Light Chamaecyparis Care

The Night Light Hinoki Cypress grows in USDA Zones: 5-8.

Plant this Chamaecyparis in rich, well-draining soil for best results. Additionally, avoid poor draining planting locations. Standing water from slow-draining soil will lead to root rot and the expiration of your plant.

We recommend providing supplementary watering for your new plant regularly during the first growing season to ensure that it establishes deep roots. Check frequently to ensure that it isn't getting too much or too little water.

The Night Light Chamaecyparis prefers Full Sun, with Partial Sun being acceptable in most zones as well.

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2 Gallon
  • 3 Gallon
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