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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 'Goldcrest'
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
'Goldcrest' is a columnar, evergreen conifer with bright golden-yellow foliage in ascending sprays, colour persisting into winter
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
more than 50 years
Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun with shelter from cold, drying winds. Tolerates dry conditions when established. Can be used for hedging. Height and spread determined by soil, location and prevailing weather. It usually reaches a height of 3-5m in 10 years, to 10m in 20 years and ultimately larger
Propagate by semi-ripe or hardwood cuttings from young vigorous growth in late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Hedging & Screens
Pruning No pruning required but can be pruned to control height and spread; prune hedges in late spring
Pests Can be prone to cypress aphid
May be affected by various diseases including honey fungus, see Conifers: brown patches
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