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Lemon Cypress Cone

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Wilma Goldcrest'
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POS ID: 219029
Have you ever run your fingers through the coarse golden foliage of a Lemon Cypress and breathed in? The joy of lemon effervesces through your being with this little tree of plant magic. A multisensory experience with this dwarf evergreen's tight, columnar, shrub-like habit with exceptional, golden yellow, fragrant foliage. Plant to the front of dark green trees and shrubs, or among purple- or red-leaved plants for exceptional contrast. An easy to grow container plant, specimen, or hedge. This particular selection is a cone shaped topiary around 1 to 2.5 feet tall.
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Container Size:
6.5" container
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Quick Facts

  • Glowing Foilage
  • Fragrant Foilage
  • Holiday Tabletop Fun

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Have you ever run your fingers through the coarse golden foliage of a Lemon Cypress and breathed in? The joy of lemon effervesces through your being with this little tree of plant magic. A multisensory experience with this dwarf evergreen's tight, columnar, shrub-like habit with exceptional, golden yellow, fragrant foliage. Plant to the front of dark green trees and shrubs, or among purple- or red-leaved plants for exceptional contrast. An easy to grow container plant, specimen, or hedge. This particular selection is a cone shaped topiary around 1 to 2.5 feet tall.

Weight: 1 lbs

Container Size: 6.5" container

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About This Plant

Type

Houseplants

Air Purifying

Yes

Leaf Color

Yellow-Green

Flowering

Non-flowering

Mature Height

Up to 120 inches

Plant Care Tips

General Care Description
Typically, the golden Monterey cypress is sold as a small plant 8 to 24 inches tall or less … but will not remain of this size. It will grow slowly but surely, theoretically reaching in the open 65 feet or more in height and up to 12 feet wide. Once desired height is reached prune regularly in spring to mid summer. You can even prune more than once a year. Give it intense light, especially in winter, with 3 or 4 hours of direct sunlight per day and bright light the rest of the time. Otherwise, it will tend to gradually go decline, losing its original yellowish coloration and, eventually, branches. Low light for extended periods will kill it! Watering is a snap. Just follow the golden rule of watering, that is, watering abundantly enough to moisten the entire root ball, then waiting until the soil is dry to the touch before you water again. How often you have to water can vary enormously according to the size of the plant, the size of the pot and the growing conditions. Don’t ever let it dry out completely, though: if its needles become dry and crunchy, you’ve just lost it: no amount of watering will revive it! It doesn’t like dry air and that can be a problem in the winter, when the air indoors is often very dry. It may be necessary to increase the atmospheric humidity during the winter months to prevent the needles from drying out. Thus, the use of a humidifier or humidifying tray is highly recommended. As for fertilizing, this plant is not a heavy feeder and too much nitrogen, especially, can lead to faster but thin growth. Normally, a single spring application of very diluted, all-purpose fertilizer will be enough.

Effort of Care

Moderate

Humidity

Moderate to High

Temperature

35F and above

Growth Rate

Slow

Water Needs

Watering is a snap. Just follow the golden rule of watering, that is, watering abundantly enough to moisten the entire root ball, then waiting until the soil is dry to the touch before you water again. How often you have to water can vary enormously according to the size of the plant, the size of the pot and the growing conditions. Don’t ever let it dry out completely, though: if its needles become dry and crunchy, you’ve just lost it: no amount of watering will revive it! It doesn’t like dry air and that can be a problem in the winter, when the air indoors is often very dry. It may be necessary to increase the atmospheric humidity during the winter months to prevent the needles from drying out. Thus, the use of a humidifier or humidifying tray is highly recommended.

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