Standard Cupressus macrocarpa goldcrest
This beautiful standard conifer tree has beautiful rich golden-green, dense, evergreen foliage. An ideal patio showpiece, in summer it’s wonderful lemon scented foliage would help repel mosquitoes. It thrives in sun; part shade, coastal areas and it will tolerate most climates. Fast growing, it needs regular trimming during the growing season. Photo is for illustration only
Details Standard Cupressus macrocarpa goldcrest
- Flower colour: white
- Leaf colour: Green
- Full grown: 5 Years
- Full grown height: 75 – 100 cm
- Plant location: partial sunny location
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Hardiness: -5 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Macrocarpa Goldcrest
Water regularly especially during summer, always keep moist do not allow it to completely dry out, if this happens it will kill this plant. Feed it monthly during the growing season with a general-purpose liquid fertiliser.
Trim regularly to maintain the ball shape, do not trim during periods of frost and do not allow snow to rest on the plant, as it will cause damage. If you are growing this plant in a pot make sure that the pot is well protected from harsh winter frosts, you can do this by either burying the entire pot in the soil and mulching around the top with a few inches of bark or leaves, or by wrapping the pot in a sack filled with straw and placing it in a sheltered spot or you could move the pot indoors to an unheated room, it does not need much water in winter however do not allow it to dry out completely.