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Hard pruning of chamaecyparis pisifera 'sungold' (false cypress)?

Posted by jph176 5 (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 28, 09 at 8:20

I planted 5 Chamaecyparis pisifera 'sungold' last year -- some of them were stripped clean by rabbits over the winter. If I cut them to the ground, will they eventually return?


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RE: Hard pruning of chamaecyparis pisifera 'sungold' (false cypre

i wouldnt go that drastic...

give them a couple months.. and see if anything buds out...

if by about july .. if nothing.. shovel prune ...

replace.. and protect from vermin

or.. just be done with them.. because they will drive you crazy either way ... lol ..

ken


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RE: Hard pruning of chamaecyparis pisifera 'sungold' (false cypre

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 29, 09 at 16:04

They won't return if the rabbits return.

I sawed of a Gold Thread Cypress once. Right to the ground and left it. Damned if it didn't sprout and now looks like a groundcover.
I'll take a picture and post later today.
Mike


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RE: Hard pruning of chamaecyparis pisifera 'sungold' (false cypre

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 29, 09 at 16:24

When part of a plant's top is lost cutting the rest of the top off does not help it - you are only adding to the damage. If you don't want to discard them maybe move to a protected, less visible location to see if after some years of recovery the look acceptable again.

To garden without animals deciding what results you get you have to fence the animals out.


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Cut Chamaecyparis pisifera

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 31, 09 at 7:59

The stump is 3 inches in diameter and one inch high. It was cut about five years ago.

Gold Thread Cypress


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RE: Hard pruning of chamaecyparis pisifera 'sungold' (false cypre

Great, thanks for all of the tips!


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