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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Monterey cypress macrocarpa
Cupressus are vigorous, evergreen trees with flaking or scaly bark, often with columnar or narrowly ovoid crowns, small, often aromatic, scale-like leaves and small, spherical female cones
C. macrocarpa is a large evergreen tree to 30m, columnar when young, becoming wide-spreading and irregular with age, the dark green foliage in erect sprays, with globose cones 2-3cm across
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Protect from cool, drying winds. Tolerates dry conditions. Can be used for hedging but will require regular pruning
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Hedging & Screens
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Can get cypress aphid
Susceptible to coryneum canker
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