A picture of a Cupressus glabra 'Aurea'

Cupressus glabra 'Aurea'

Cupressus glabra 'Aurea'

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

10m

Min

0

Cupressus glabra 'Aurea' Overview

When the foliage is crushed it has the smell of grapefruits, the cones are round and dark purple in colour they stay on the tree for years. Has compact blue-grey foliage marked with white resin dots, waxy whitish twigs and reddish. It is highly ornamental; it is especially popular in warm regions with hot dry summers. Under such conditions it makes vigorous growth, is long lived. There are different forms in cultivation, some fairly narrowly conical and others with much broader, looser crowns

How to propagate Cupressus glabra 'Aurea'

Seed

Propagate by seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).

Cuttings

Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Cupressus glabra 'Aurea'

Year-round interest.