Hesperocyparis macrocarpa <br> ‘Goldcrest’ <br> Lemon Cypress

Hesperocyparis macrocarpa
Lemon Cypress

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Hesperocyparis macrocarpa  ‘Goldcrest’                    

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Common Names: Lemon Cypress

Family: Cupressaceae

Origin: California

Growth: Upwards, bushy

Light: Full sun, partial shade

Foot Candles: 250+

Water: Keep moist but not wet

Humidity: 25%+

Temperature: -5°C to 28°C

Soil: Well draining mix

Container: Bonsai pot, planter with drainage

Nutrients: 10-5-5 Monthly in Spring & Summer  

Propagation: Air-layer, seed

Interiorscape Use: Bonsai, desktop

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when overwatered. Leaves crisp with low humidity.

Comments: A bright yellow coniferous tree. The foliage releases a lemony scent when crushed or rubbed. Makes for an excellent bonsai. 

Toxicity:  Safe.