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Cupressus Macocarpa conifer ☼full sun ❅hardy ✿evergreen ★ Award

Cupressus Macocarpa conifer ☼full sun ❅hardy ✿evergreen ★ Award   (Cupressus Macocarpa)

Preferred common nameMonterey cypress 'Lutea'

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

'Lutea' is a loosely conical tree with a rather bushy habit, the young foliage light yellow, becoming greener with age

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How to growSunlight
Full sun Aspect
South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
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
Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Coastal, Hedging/Screens or Flower borders and beds

How to carePruning
No pruning required

Can get cypress aphid
Susceptible to coryneum canker
CharacteristicsPlant type
Conifer or Tree


H4 (hardy)
Green and Yellow in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

SizeUltimate height
4-8 metres

Ultimate spread
2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height
20-50 years

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Hi Paul ... fascinating structure ..
good shades of green in this area.

20 Feb, 2013


Thanks Terra - only £20 was happy with it , just noiced the huge conifer in front of it now - it was tiny a few years ago

20 Feb, 2013


Amazing how quickly some conifers can grow ...

20 Feb, 2013


true Terra - most on front are fast growers too :D

20 Feb, 2013


These do light up in the sun

22 Feb, 2013


Bought another one today mate - posting it on FB later :)

22 Feb, 2013


Excellent mate I'll have a look.

22 Feb, 2013


will have to do again - sadly I didn't get home til 5 and the light was bad and looked blurred - I love these conifers though

22 Feb, 2013


Ok mate, yes they make a lovely statement don't they.

22 Feb, 2013


yes very !

22 Feb, 2013


some books claim it's slightly frost tender! - ours on front survived -10

22 Feb, 2013


A lot depends on wind chill mate but natures a wonderful thing :-)

22 Feb, 2013


can't see this very cold dry air doing much good :( Almost was going to put a rude word then lol - Damn winter will do !!!

22 Feb, 2013

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