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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
15m
Max height
4m
Max spread
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

Fragrance

Lemon scent when foliage is crushed or cut

Tree shape

Narrowly columnar, Tall, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Golden-yellow in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Cypress aphid Cypress aphid

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.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Lemon scent when foliage is crushed or cut

Tree shape

Narrowly columnar, Tall, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Golden-yellow in All seasons


How to care

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.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


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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