Prized for its foliage, award-winning Cupressus macrocarpa 'Wilma' (Monterey Cypress) is a small, columnar, evergreen conifer boasting a bright golden-yellow foliage in ascending sprays. When crushed the needles smell strongly of lemon. The foliage retains its brilliant color in winter if planted in full sun.
Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest' is ideal for hedging up to 2m. Cupressus macrocarpa is relatively fast-growing and will achieve between 40-60cm a year.
Plant in any moist but well-drained soil in full or partial shade. Can tolerate hot sunny sites, but protect from strong winds. If used for hedging, plant 60-90cm apart.
This plant is mildly toxic for cats and dogs if eaten.
Cupressus Goldcrest Wilma
A single Cupressus Goldcrest Wilma in a 17cm plastic nursery pot.