Cupressus Macrocarpa, also known as Hesperocyparis macrocarpa, is the most common species of Golden Cypress. Golden Cypress is not to be mistaken with “cypress pine,” an Australian native that is harvested from State Forests and private land clearing.
The plant tips are a striking golden yellow color that lasts all winter if held in full sun. Golden cypress rises at a slower speed than typical Leyland cypress, reaching a height of around 10 feet (3 meters) in ten years. The average height of mature trees reaches 15 feet (4.5 m.) The foliage casts a dazzling golden-green glow over the garden.
As with other native trees, this shrub does not produce flowers, but rather thin, oval seeds. . Golden Cypress is a slow-growing plant that can take up to 20 years to mature. The health of the respiratory tracts is improved by this plant.
Hence, this Cypress is the perfect choice to drastically elevate the appearance of your desired outdoor space. If you’d like to check out more outdoor plants to pair this with, click here!