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Cupressus macrocarpa 'Wilma' (Monterey Cypress)

Monterey Cypress 'Wilma', Hesperocyparis macrocarpa 'Wilma', Cupressus macrocarpa 'Wilma Goldcrest'


Prized for its foliage, award-winning Cupressus macrocarpa 'Wilma' (Monterey Cypress) is a small, columnar, evergreen conifer boasting a bright golden-yellow foliage in ascending sprays. When crushed the needles smell strongly of lemon. The foliage retains its brilliant color in winter if planted in full sun. The chartreuse foliage of this slow-growing Monterey Cypress (6 in. per year or 15 cm) creates a striking contrast against the ravishing pale reddish-brown bark. A lovely and easy to grow specimen, hedge or container plant. Perfect for small gardens.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 12 ft. tall (360 cm) and 4 ft. wide (120 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in any well-drained soils. Tolerates dry conditions when established.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant, hedges and screens, Mediterranean gardens or coastal gardens.
  • Low maintenance, no pruning required but can be pruned to control height and spread.
  • Keep an eye out for cypress aphid, honey fungus.
  • Propagate by semi-ripe or hardwood cuttings from young vigorous growth in late summer .

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 11
Heat Zones 7 – 11
Climate Zones 17
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Cupressus - Cypresses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 11
Heat Zones 7 – 11
Climate Zones 17
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Cupressus - Cypresses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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