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Goldcrest Cypress

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Wilma Goldcrest'

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Growing Zones: 7-10
(hardy down to 10℉)



Growing Zones 7-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-8 ft.

Mature Width:

1-2 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

2-3 ft.

Growth Rate:

Slow

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Wilma Goldcrest'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

Gives your Landscape a Fresh Perspective

Here's How:

  • Lovely, compact evergreen shrub or small tree
  • Distinctive golden colored foliage
  • Wonderful lemon scent freshens any location you plant it
  • Hardy specimen with low maintenance
  • Excellent for use as a live, indoor Christmas tree

All Eyes are on the Goldcrest

Searching for an evergreen tree that separates itself from the crowd? Take a look at the Goldcrest Cypress. Its golden-green foliage is so bright it almost appears to glow. Offering intense contrast to green, red and purple plants, the Goldcrest makes surrounding foliage come alive with color.

This brilliant tree is a rare addition that accentuates the beauty of everything around it. Cold hardy down to 5 degrees, the Goldcrest Cypress tree may be small, but it can stand up to some of the coldest temperatures throughout the winter.

The Little Tree that can do it all

When it comes to planting options, the Goldcrest Cypress takes the prize. Starting with its dwarf stature and slender growth habit, it fits easily in the tightest of spaces.

Whether you prefer it as a tree or shrub, it won't eclipse 6 feet in height for 10 years. The result is a compact evergreen that works well in a number of planting scenarios.

So versatile is the Goldcrest, it can be used to create a vibrant hedge, a portable container specimen or placed on the patio as an attractive topiary. You can even bring it indoors and decorate it for the holidays while enjoying the fresh lemony scent all season.

Whatever your pleasure, you'll find the Goldcrest Cypress to be the brightest new addition to your home or garden.





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Beautiful Cypress
We really love these plants. We planted them on each side of our sidewalk entrance in front of our house. They are doing just fine as when I planted them , I put the fertilizer that I got from Fast-Growing-Trees in the hole first and then the plant's . They are staying that bright yellow green that they are and look just great. Thank's a lot for nice plant's .
Glen and Julie Riddle
July 16, 2016
Chula Vista, CA
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over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
10

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Goldcrest Cypress


Goldcrest Cypress Planting Diretions

Goldcrest Cypress is an evergreen with wonderful lemon scent and its golden-green colored foliage. This variety known as “Cupressus macrocarpa Wilma Goldcrest” perform their best in USDA growing zones 7-10 in full sun exposure. Goldcrest Cypresses are slow growers maturing to a height of 6-8 feet tall and 1-2 feet in width.

Planting Instructions (in the ground):
1) Dig the hole twice the size as the root ball and just a little shallower.
2) Loosen the soil in and around the hole so the roots can easily break through.
3) Use your fingers to separate the roots of your Goldcrest Cypress tree and gently position them downward in the hole. The top of the root flare (where the roots end and the trunk begins) should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
4) Hold the tree straight as you begin to backfill the site, tamping down the soil as you go.
5) When completely back filled, apply water to settle the soil and remove any air pockets.

Planting Instructions (potted):
1) When selecting a container for your cypress, be sure it has plenty of holes in the bottom as drainage is essential. The pot size should be at least 2 times the size of the one it initially came in.
2) A good potting soil such as Miracle Grow should be fine for filling in the open space but try to leave space in the top for watering.
3) Choose a location on the patio, backyard, front/side of the house providing it will receive full to partial sun.
4) If bringing indoors during the winter, keep by a sunny window and water as needed. Avoid exposure to both drafts and heat from windows or vents.

Watering (in the ground): Water your Goldcrest Cypress evenly until the soil becomes moist. You’ll want the area to look and feel moist but not to the point where it’s over saturated or soggy. Allow the soil to dry for a few days until it feels dry to the touch about 2 inches below the surface. A slow drip from a garden hose works best as it allows the water to penetrate the soil deeply down to the roots without over saturating it.

During excessive hot and dry weather you may need to up the watering to three times weekly. Some regions in the Southwestern U.S. can have very dry winters, if located in that area and suffering a winter drought, you should water twice a month through the winter season.

Watering (potted): Stick you finger into the potting soil down to a depth of 2 inches and feel around for any moisture. If the soil is drying out, go ahead and water it until you see it escaping the drainage holes and then stop. If there is some moisture present, leave it be until the soil dries a bit more.

Fertilizing: Fertilize your tree well after a year of growth once the root system has had enough time to establish. This will speed up the growth of your tree and provide beneficial nutrients. Using a general fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 formula once every spring will give it a boost. Alternatively, you can feed the tree with solid tree fertilizer spikes labeled for use on evergreens. You’ll find the proper number of spikes to use in the directions on the fertilizer packaging.

Pruning: If you intend on letting your cypress tree grow to its full, mature height then very little pruning will be needed. If you plan to keep your trees from growing past a certain point or want them to stay in an ornate shape, then pruning more regularly will be required.

Pest: The Goldcrest Cypress can sometimes suffer from canker. Trees, like people, can suffer from diseases due to stress. Under watering and extreme heat are the biggest causes of distress. In the case of cankers, trim off browning limbs. Spray with a copper-fungicide making sure to follow packaging instructions for the optimum effectiveness.

Planting & Care

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how far apart should I plant if I want a hedge?
Elizabeth C on Jun 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: For a hedge you will want to plant these 1-2 ft apart.
Is the golden crest good for container planting?
Donna on May 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes Donna, it seems quite well suited for that... I live in the southern part of Florida where the soils are rather sandy and alkaline, and evergreens like this are very particular about their soil, requiring rich acid soil with lots of peat, similar to what you would use for azaleas. So here the only option for me is to pot it up in a container using the proper type of soil (rich potting soil with peat moss). Of course it will not grow to full tree size that way, but trees like this can make very good bonsai specimens.
how does it fair in very windy conditions on a lagoon in Forked River, NJ??
Delcie on Nov 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It will withstand windy conditions.

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