Cupressus Macrocarpa – Goldcrest
Common Names: Gold Crest, Golden Monterey Cypress, Swane’s Gold, Pencil Pine
- Prized for its foliage, award-winning Cupressus Macrocarpa Goldcrest is a 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.
- In summer, its foliage is lemon scented particularly when cut or brushed.
- Goldcrest quite vigorous, growing by 30-60cm per annum and will grow up to 5m in height but is happy to be kept lower.
- Its large proportions and rich, golden foliage, make this a dramatic landscape plant in any garden.
- It is cold and wind tolerant and grows well throughout South Africa.
- Sunlight all around the plant and free air movement ensures that plants mature to a ripe old age.
- Tolerates dry conditions when established.
- Can be used for hedging.