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Cupressus 'Lemon Yellow' - Yellow Cypress
  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Cupressaceae (incl. Taxodiaceae) (Cypresses)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Synonyms: [Hesperocyparis, C. macrocarpa 'Goldcrest']
Height: 20-30 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Cupressus 'Lemon Yellow' (Yellow Cypress) - This name is recognizably incorrect - This plant was given to us by John Greenlee unnamed and we thought it a Cupresus macrocarpa selection but others disagree and this plant seems to tolerate inland heat which is unusual for Cupressus macrocarpa. John got the plant from Allen C. Haskell Horticulturalists, Inc, a renowned nursery in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The plant is upright and conical with good yellow foliage that is strongly lemon scented. Recently this plant was noted at Suncrest Nursery labeled as 'Citriodora'. Nevin Smith of Suncrest Nursery said that the plant came from Arie Lerner of Israel who in turn told me that the plant is Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' and that it will get to 30 feet tall while remaining conical in shape. Recent genetic research has shown that the Western Hemisphere cypresses are a well supported clade quite separate from the Eastern Hemisphere cypresses. For this reason a new genus, Hesperocyparis, has been erected for the New World cypresses while the Old World plants will retain Cupressus. We are currently leaving this plant as Cupressus until this change becomes widely accepted.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Cupressus 'Lemon Yellow'.
 
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