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Hesperocyparis macrocarpa 'Goldcrest Wilma'

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest Wilma'
  • Cupressus macrocarpa 'Wilma Goldcrest'
  • Hesperocyparis macrocarpa 'Wilma Goldcrest'
Description

Lemon Cypress 'Goldcrest Wilma', a dwarf selection of 'Goldcrest', is a narrow columnar evergreen with bright yellow foliage.  It tolerates a range of soil pH but needs well-drained soil and thrives in sandy soils.  It can be grown in a container but be sure to water regularly.  An easy to grow plant that requires little pruning unless being grown as a hedge.  If you must prune, do so in the spring.

Due to its small size, it can be used as a container plant or houseplant.

More information on Hesperocyparis macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'.

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#evergreen#small tree#houseplant#specimen#container plant#low maintenance#dwarf#accent plant#hedges#salt spray tolerant#needled evergreen#borders#evergreen tree
 
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#evergreen#small tree#houseplant#specimen#container plant#low maintenance#dwarf#accent plant#hedges#salt spray tolerant#needled evergreen#borders#evergreen tree
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hesperocyparis
    Species:
    macrocarpa
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    No fruits, cones.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Insignificant
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Description:
    No flowers, evergreen
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Houseplants
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Hedge
    Small Tree
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt