This 3 ball topiary is clipped from Cupressus Macrocarpa Goldcrest’ also known as the Monterey Cypress , an evergreen conifer with a narrow tall conical shape.
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 leaves of the Goldcrest Cypress hold their colour all-year-round and emit a lovely lemon scent when trimmed or cut.
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. Conifers get their name from the “cones” that they produce – which come in all shapes and sizes. Conifer leaves are evergreen and will either be needle-shaped or scale-like.
Latin Name: Cupressus Macrocarpa Goldcrest
English Name: Goldcrest Cypress, Monterey Cypress
Genus: Cupressaceae (Cypress)
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flower: Green-Brown Oval Cones.
Flowering Period: Early Spring.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-Drained. Chalk. Clay. Loam. Sand.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: High (H4)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -10 °C to -5 °C (14 °F to 23 °F)
Suggested Uses: Embankments. Hedging. Borders. Bedding. Windbreaks. Topiary.
Maintenance: No pruning required, but can be trimmed and shaped as required each year in May.
Growth Habit: Upright/Columnar.
Growth Speed: Fast (50cm to 100cm per year).
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