Lemon Crest Cypress Standard
Stunning Lime-Green Foliage Makes a Perfect Gift
Although this Lemon Cypress Tree (Cupressus macrocarpa 'Lemoncrest Wilma') naturally grows into a slender, columnar tree, our horticulturists have artistically transformed it into another shape. We've pruned the lower branches in what's called a "standard" form, which creates a round tuft of foliage on top of a long, bare stem or trunk. And when the rounded foliage is chartreuse like this Lemon Cypress Standard, it's even more of a head-turner!
A Lovely and Versatile Gift
Although a Lemon Cypress Standard can be planted outdoors as a perennial in USDA plant hardiness zones 7-10, it also grows as an indoor potted plant. Its striking Lemon-yellow foliage adds vibrant color against a sea of green that's typical in landscapes (outdoor gardens) or interiorscapes (houseplants). So if you want a living gift for those on your list, Lemon Cypress Standard is a stunning choice!
Light- Indoors, place Lemon Cypress Standard where it receives as much light as possible; in front of a sunny window or in a sunroom is best. Just be sure that the foliage doesn't touch the glass; otherwise, the leaves may burn.
Water- Keep the soil moist but never soggy, and empty the drainage dish underneath the plant of any standing water.
Fertilizer- Apply a water-soluble fertilizer during periods of active growth in spring and summer.
Pruning- Your Lemon Cypress Standard arrives already pruned to perfection! If the long trunk sprouts branches, simply snip them off to keep your plant shapely.
A Double-Decker Design Tip
Although Lemon Cypress Standard can hold its own as a single potted plant, you can also plant vining plants around its base for a tiered effect. Picture trailing plants, such as ivy, philodendron or pothos, planted in the same container as Lemon Cypress Standard -- in a tall pot where they can trail over the edge.