The Golden Mop, also known as Japanese False Cypress, is a slow-growing needled evergreen. It typically grows 2-3 feet in the first 10 years and about the same width. The Golden Mop's mature size is around 3-5 feet tall by 3-5 feet wide. It's a ground-hugging mound, mop-like with stringy leaves and keeps its bright yellow coloring as long as it is placed in a sunny area. They thrive on full sun. Golden Mops look best when they're not pruned. Pruning takes away the texture that makes the plant unique.
The Golden Mop is good for rock gardens, slope/hillside areas, borders and containers. It's an excellent accent to add for contrasting conifers.