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Cupressus macrocarpa Goldcrest Golden Cypress
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Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' Golden Cypress

For highly impactful specimen plantings in beds, borders and patio pots, the Golden Scented Cypress is a must!
  • Sensational acid bright golden lime yellow coloured foliage all year round, especially in full sun.
  • Gorgeous citrus lemon fragrance to leaves when crushed or trimmed.
  • Slower growing trees, so make excellent features as a pair either side of a doorway, gate or porch.
  • Fully hardy, so plant anywhere for year-round foliage colour and interest.
  • Supplied as 6 x plants in 9cm pots
  • Sensational acid bright golden lime yellow coloured foliage all year round, especially in full sun.
  • Gorgeous citrus lemon fragrance to leaves when crushed or trimmed.
  • Slower growing trees, so make excellent features as a pair either side of a doorway, gate or porch.
  • Fully hardy, so plant anywhere for year-round foliage colour and interest.
  • Supplied as 6 x plants in 9cm pots

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The soft, bright golden-yellow foliage of Cupressus 'Goldcrest' will provide your garden with healthy colour all year round and (in keeping with its name) gives off a fresh, lemon scent when foliage is crushed or cut - which is said to deter biting insects from that area of your garden.

In the depths of winter, the cooler temperatures give the trees a deeper, richer colouration, giving you added visual impact in your garden.

Also known as Monterey cypress, it's such a great all-round garden plant it has been awarded the coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit so you can be sure that it has been trialled and tested and declared garden worthy!

Growing to 3-5m tall in 10 years, Goldcrest is naturally upright and slightly ‘teardrop’ shaped but can be trimmed to suit your required height and makes perfect topiary. It is very easy to manage and can be kept in post on the patio for many years, where it will happily sit at centre stage of your displays.

Golden Scented Cypress will grow in virtually any soil and in any location from full sun to partial shade (although for the brightest of golden-yellow colour it is best in full sun and protected from drying winds). It is completely winter hardy throughout the entire UK and is virtually pest and disease resistant too. 

Supplied as 6 x plants in 9cm pots, ready for planting out into the desired location. 

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Supplied as 6 x plants in 9cm pots 40cm tall, ready for planting out into the desired location.

Plant Care Information

Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Once plants have reached the desired height and width, prune the new growth in early summer and mid-autumn each year. A hedge trimmer will leave the perfect finish.

Care Information

Planting Advice for Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

  • Pot-grown shrubs can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not waterlogged or frozen. If in doubt, err towards spring but remember to keep pots well-watered so that the soil does not dry out.
  • Shrub roots generally tend to spread out rather than down, so dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill one the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove your 'Goldcrest' from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.


Aftercare Advice for your Golden Cypress

  • If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months.
  • Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.


Pruning Advice for Cupressus 'Goldcrest'

  • A ‘little and often’ approach to trimming of the young, soft shoots will allow you to easily keep it to the shape and size that suits you.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
500 cm
400 cm
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