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Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' /Monterey Cypress, Lemon Cedar

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'  / Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'
Small, evergreen tree with bright golden foliage
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Small, evergreen tree with bright golden foliage

Foliage is lemon scented

New foliage the is a golden-chartreuse in color

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Scientific Name: Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'
Common Name: Monterey Cypress, Lemon Cedar
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Excellent sea side plant, resistant to drought, good in containers and for bonsai specimen. Foliage is golden to chartreuse and has a lemon scent when even slightly crushed. Must have full sun and does well in moderately dry soils, and can grow in those not too well drained and fairly moist. there are several other cultivars that are similar to this one but vary in size and folage characteristics.