Genus of about 25 species of coniferous trees or large shrubs, natibe to the north hemisphere. Evergreen plants with scale-like, opposite and decussate, scented leaves. Foliage is needle-like in young plants. Fruits are woody and spherical.
Latin name: Cupressus macrocarpa "Goldcrest"
They grow in full sun and do well even in dry, infertile, acide or alkaline soils.
Plant alone or in rows or use in windbreaks and coastal planting.
Tolerate formative pruning.
Propagate typical species by seeds that germinate easily in spring and cultivars mainly by grafting or by semi-woody cuttings cut by fingernail in summer.
Plant with a conical crown and yellow foliage that emits a lemon scent when rubbed.
Its root system is very sensitive and therefore nearly always deformed under wind loading, which often causes the tree to overturn. Hence, you should always choose grafted plants over cuttings.
Frost-protection is necessary.