Gold Crest Lemon cypress
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Also known as cupressus macrocarpa.
Gold crest ” lemon cypress ” Growing Conditions
Its lovely pyramidal form and vibrant chartreuse foliage are a terrific decorative accent indoors or out.
In general, growing Gold crest ” lemon cypress ” is not difficult. The trees require well-draining soil, but are not picky about whether it is loamy, sandy or chalky. They also accept acidic, neutral or alkaline soil.
If you decide to start growing these trees indoors as houseplants, remember that they do best with cool indoor temperatures. Keep your thermostat in the low 60’s during winter. Perhaps the most difficult part of Gold crest ” lemon cypress ” houseplant care is ensuring sufficient light. Select a window that provides good sunlight and turn the container regularly to give each side a turn. The houseplant requires 6 to 8 hours of direct sun. Don’t forget water – essential for Gold crest ” lemon cypress ” houseplant care. They won’t forgive you if you don’t give them drenching once a week – you’ll see brown needles appear. Water whenever the soil is dry.
The lemon cypress tree, also called Goldcrest after its cultivar, is a variety of Monterey cypress. It gets its common name from the powerful strong lemon scent that its branches exude if you brush against them or crush their foliage. You can start growing lemon cypress trees (Cupressus macrocarpa ‘ Goldcrest ’) indoors or outside. Lemon cypress care is not difficult if you know some basic rules.
(Flowering plants only blossom naturally in their respective seasons. Fruit bearing plants only produce fruits naturally during their growing seasons. All plants are sold in generic nursery pots, and may naturally vary in colors/sizes from the exact images illustrated above.)