About This Plant

The Goldcrest cypress, a hybrid of Cupressus macrocarpa and C. nootkatensis, has a fascinating history. It was developed as a cultivar to enhance the ornamental appeal of cypress trees. Over the years, it has become a popular choice for landscaping due to its striking golden foliage. Gardeners and landscapers are drawn to its unique coloration and elegant appearance, making it a standout feature in outdoor spaces.

The Story

Leaf

The leaves are scale-like, arranged in flattened sprays, and feature a vibrant green colour. Each tiny scale is closely packed, creating dense foliage. The leaves release a distinctive fragrance when crushed, adding to the sensory appeal of this evergreen conifer.

Produce

The cones of the Monterey Cypress are relatively small, ranging from about 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) in size. These cones are typically brown or grey and have a woody texture. The scales of the cone protect the seeds inside.
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