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Cupressus sempervirens 'Swane's Golden' (Italian cypress)

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Plant description

cupressus sempevirens swanes golden.

cupressus sempevirens swanes golden

Cupressus sempervirens 'Swane's Golden' is an easy care, evergreen tree, with lovely golden coloured foliage which is retained through all seasons. This conifer has a narrow, columnar growth habit, and is slow growing to 5 to 7 metres tall and a metre wide. A good tree for wind breaks, screening and as a hedge, and also as an accent plant. Salt and frost tolerant, and suits a wide range of soil types. Fertilise in spring.

This plant is mainly used as an ornamental, but the wood is fine grained, hard and scented.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: 7 metres
Minimum height: 5 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.8 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
High frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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