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Botanical name: Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'
Other names: Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest', Lemon cypress, Lemon Scented Monterey Cypress, Cupressus macrocarpa 'Gold Crest'
Variety or cultivar: 'Goldcrest' _ 'Goldcrest' is a vigorous, evergreen, coniferous tree with a narrowly conical habit. Its lime-yellow foliage is held in erect sprays and in summer is lemon scented.
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' is: Evergreen
Foliage: Golden-yellow in All seasons
Fruit: Green-brown in All seasons
Fragrance: Lemon scent when foliage is crushed or cut
Tree shape: Narrowly columnar, Tall, Upright
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Specific pests: Cypress aphid
Specific diseases: Cypress (coryneum) canker
Pruning: No pruning required unless used for hedging in which case it requires regular pruning. As it is fast-growing it can be trimmed to keep at the required height. Trim new growth with sharp shears regularly to maintain shape of plant. . REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' (Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest') will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 4m after 20-50 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Coastal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution
Cultivation: Plant in any moist, but well-drained soil in full or part shade. Can tolerate hot sunny sites, but protect from strong winds. If used for hedging, plant 60-90cm apart.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
Discuss Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' (Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest') with other Shoot members.
I have planted some goldcrest conifers to make a hedge but they are fairly close to the house. Will the roots do any damage to the building? Is there a minimum distance that they should be planted away from the building?
We have what we think is a Cypress hedge surrounding our property, approx 20 years old. After two severe winters, the top of the hedge looks dead and has hardly grown since 2010. There are signs of fresh growth in places on the side of the hedge but hardly anything on the top. Is this likely to improve or do we have to start again?
I live in Chicago, Illinois, USA, where it gets increasingly cold and dark from Sept-March. That said, I wonder about the frequency of fertilization/watering for my indoor topiary Goldcrest. She is in a 6 inch plastic pot and her soil has a few earthworms that provide for some of her nutrients and soil enrichment. Also, will a fertilizer harm my little earthworms? Thanks, Rose
I need to move a Goldcrest and would ask please when is the best time to do so.
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Hi everyone. I am new to shoot and would like to know, at what time of the year is best for removing the growing tip from my Gold-Crest trees, i would like to make them into a hedge. many thanks: peter.
I am thinking of planting lemon scented cypress trees in ornamental containers which will stand in my patio area as a border. Do these trees need to go in the ground or will they be ok in pots and how will this affect their growth?
I have 2 cupressus goldcrest which were planted in pots (in compost) about 3 weeks ago. We have watered them every other day. However I think they are dying the tips are all brown and the outer branches are yellow rather than green. Can anyone give me some advice as to what has gone wrong!
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