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Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' (Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
15m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
4m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

Other names: Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest', Lemon cypress, Lemon Scented Monterey Cypress, Cupressus macrocarpa 'Gold Crest'

Genus: Cupressus Cupressus

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

Fragrance: Lemon scent when foliage is crushed or cut

Tree shape: Narrowly columnar, Tall, Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Cypress aphid Cypress aphid

Specific diseases: Cypress (coryneum) canker Cypress (coryneum) canker

General care

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...


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Where to grow

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.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

Other names: Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest', Lemon cypress, Lemon Scented Monterey Cypress, Cupressus macrocarpa 'Gold Crest'

Genus: Cupressus Cupressus

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

Fragrance: Lemon scent when foliage is crushed or cut

Tree shape: Narrowly columnar, Tall, Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Cypress aphid

Specific diseases: Cypress (coryneum) canker

General care

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...


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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.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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