Advice please re Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Vintage Gold'
A friend from the GA Gardening forum here gifted me with three of these today. He removed because they weren't getting enough sun. I just planted in my native clay soil in a spot with tons of sun. My question is how can I encourage them toward more fullness. They are each about 4' ht. x 4' w. and just a bit wonky, straggly looking.
I posted earlier to the shrubs forum - first responder telling me these are not shrubs. Stupid me. Wonder if there are dormant buds that can be encouraged. Wonder also if I should tepee then with shadecloth for a few weeks.
I'll really appreciate your thoughts.
TIA, Rosie, Sugar Hill, GA