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Cupressus macrocarpa ’Goldcrest’

English name: Monterey ‘Goldcrest’ cypress

Latin name: Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest’

Family: Cypress - Cupressaceae

Origin:  California (USA)

The Monterey ‘Goldcrest’ cypress is a coniferous evergreen of medium height, growing to about 12 metres. The leaves are scaly and pale yellow. The shoots, when rubbed, give off a lemon scent. It is cultivated in gardens in countries with a mild climate. In countries such as Poland, it is popular as a potted plant, which may be placed outdoors in summer.

Cupressus macrocarpa ’Goldcrest’