Cupressus Macrocarpa Goldcrest (Monterey Cypress, Goldcrest Cypress)
A traditional evergreen conifer with bright golden-yellow foliage which reaches upwards to a point. They hold their colour all year round.
Originating from Monterey California on the west coast of America, this cypress tree has a natural resistance to salt water – making it a popular choice in seaside locations around Britain. Fast growing, it is a versatile plant that can be used for hedging, windbreaks, or even trained into a topiary shape. The Goldcrest emits a lovely lemon scent when trimmed, cut or crushed.
All conifers are known for their hardiness and resilience against the elements. We often think of them being heavily covered with snow during the winter, but they can look equally as bold and impressive against a bright blue summer sky. The size of conifers can vary from 100cm shrubs to 60m tall trees. In fact even a slow-growing miniature conifer may grow up to 3m (10ft) tall at maturity.
Latin Name: Cupressus Macrocarpa Goldcrest
English Name: Monterey Cypress, Goldcrest Cypress
Genus: Cupressaceae (Cypress)
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flower: Green/Brown Oval Cones.
Flowering Period: Late Winter to Early Spring.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-drained. Chalk. Clay. Sand. Loam.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: Medium (H4)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -10 °C to -5 °C (14 °F to 23 °F)
Suggested Uses: Hedges, Borders, Bedding, Windbreaks, Topiary.
Maintenance: No pruning required, but can be trimmed and shaped as required. Trim hedges annually in May.
Growth Habit: Columnar.
Growth Speed: Fast (50cm to 100cm per year).
Starting Height: 150cm to 250cm (4.9 ft to 8.2 ft)
Final Height: 20m (66 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 50cm to 100cm (1.6 ft to 3.3 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 300cm to 600cm (9.8 ft to 19.7 ft)
Pot Included: 15 Litre Plastic Pot to 35 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 175cm to 300cm (5.7 ft to 9.8 ft)
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