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Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' Monterey cypress Lemon cypress Lemon Scented Monterey Cypress 'Gold Crest'

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

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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)

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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DISCUSS THIS PLANT

hi I bought a lemon cypress recently

hi I bought a potted lemon cypress recently, I water only when the top soil is almost dry, however the tip of the plant has started bending down..also a few lower branches are drying .I keep the plant near the window...I wonder what could be wrong...

Goldcrest conifer roots/building damage

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?...

Cypress Hedge

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?...

Fertilization/Watering for Fall/Winter

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...

Cupressus Goldcrest

I need to move a Goldcrest and would ask please when is the best time to do so.

Thank you for your help
Muriel...
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