CUPRESSUS (CYPRESS)

(E = evergreen)

Cupressus macrocarpa (Monterey cypress). A quick-growing and very popular specimen for screens and hedges. For a hedge up to 15 ft., plant in March or April, 1-1/2 ft. apart. Tends to die out at the base or turn completely brown if damaged by frost or cold winds. Do not clip, and after five or six years of age, do not prune. Will reach 80 ft. as a screen if planted 5 ft. apart. Remove alternate plants when the branches overlap.

C. m. lutea compacta, 5 to 6 ft. as a hedge. This is rather more expensive to buy than C. macrocarpa, but hardier, with beautiful green-gold foliage.

Cupressus macrocarpa cv. 'Goldcrest'

Cupressus macrocarpa cv. ‘Goldcrest’ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

23. November 2012 by Dave Pinkney
Categories: Conifers, Plants & Trees | Comments Off on CUPRESSUS (CYPRESS)

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