Monterey Cypress

Monterey cypress Goldrush’ is a unique cultivar of the dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides). It’s renowned for its striking golden-yellow foliage, which remains vibrant throughout the growing season.

The Appearance

A medium to large evergreen conifer with a broad, spreading crown and dark green, scale-like leaves. It produces small, round cones.


The Produce

The Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Goldrush' produces small, cone-like fruits that add to the tree's ornamental appeal. These miniature cones are typically brown and woody, measuring about 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter.


The Flowers

Produces small, inconspicuous flowers in spring, followed by small, round cones.


The Leaves

The Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Goldrush’ is characterised by its distinctive golden-yellow foliage. The leaves are needle-like and arranged in a spiral pattern along the stems.


The Bark

The bark is gray and fissured, becoming rough with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found along coastlines and in gardens.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The dense foliage offers excellent cover.


The Culture

Valued for its timber and ornamental appeal. Often planted in coastal areas and large gardens.


Fun Facts

Monterey Cypress is known for its tolerance to salt spray and is often planted as a windbreak along coastlines.

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