Golden Cypress lemon Plant Care and maintenance Tips

by Urban Plants

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The cypress lemon tree, also known as Goldcrest after its cultivar, is a variety of Monterey cypress. It gets its common name from the powerful strong lemon scent that its branches exude if you brush against them or crush their foliage. You can start growing lemon cypress trees (Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest’) indoors or outdoors. Lemon cypress care is not much difficult if you know some basic rules. 

Lemon Cypress Plants 

Lemon cypress trees available in two sizes: small and smaller. Grown outdoors in their natural habitat, the trees can grow to 16 feet about 5 m tall. This is small for a cypress. 
The dwarf lemon cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Goldcrest Wilma’) is the perfect choice for a houseplant. This small tree usually does not grow taller than 3 feet about 91 cm, making it perfect for indoor containers. 
The tree has many admirers, its green-yellow, needle-like foliage, conical growth pattern, and bright fresh citrus smell. If you are thinking about growing lemon cypress, you’ll need to understand the basic rules of lemon cypress care.

Golden Lemon Cypress Care

In general, growing a lemon cypress tree is not difficult. The trees require well-draining soil, but are not picky about whether it is sandy, loamy or chalky. They also accept neutral, acidic or alkaline soil. 
If you are growing lemon cypress in your Garden , you’ll need to learn about caring for lemon cypress outdoors. Golden Lemon cypress trees cannot survive shade, so you’ll need to plant your outdoor tree in a sunny spot. 
Don’t neglect cultivation, especially immediately after planting. In the period of the tree's first growing season, you’ll need to water twice a week. Watering is the most important part of care for lemon cypress outdoors. After completing the first year, water whenever the soil is dry. 
In spring, it’s time to feed the lemon tree. Apply a standard, slow-release 20-20-20 organic fertilizer before new growth appears in the spring.

Lemon Cypress Indoor Care 

If you make a move to start growing lemon cypress trees indoors as houseplants, remember that they do best with cool indoor temperatures. To Keep your thermostat in the low 60’s 15-16 C during winter. 
Difficult of lemon cypress houseplant care is ensuring sufficient light. Select a place that provides good sunlight and turn the container regularly to give each side a turn. The indoor cypress plant requires six to eight hours of direct sun. 
Don’t forget to keep moist – essential for lemon cypress houseplant care. Watering the cypress lemon plant whenever the soil is dry.

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