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The Monterey cypress is one of the most popular cypress on the market at the moment and it's more than likely due to its bright, fresh green colouring that really does add fantastic life to your garden.
The foliage exudes a rich citrus fragrant too which is wonderfully refreshing on a summer's day.
Kept in a container the Monterey cypress will grow to an upright column and responds well to trimming making it perfect for topiary. Left to grow in the ground it will reach a much bigger size and can even be used as hedging.
This Cypress will grow in almost all fertile, well drained soils. Try to plant in a sunny site sheltered from cold drying winds.
Containerised Cypress can be planted all year round, when the hedge is dormant and energy from photosynthesis is put into root growth. Ensure that the area where you are going to plant the hedge is clear and weed-free, you can then mulch with stones or bark. Always plant to the same depth as the container it arrived in.
Caring and Maintenance
After planting it is important to ensure that your Cypress is well watered but not soggy or waterlogged to help ensure root establishment. New trees are likely to need soaking once or twice a week but this can be more often during hot weather. This is essential for the first year after planting.
You can trim your Cypress tree immediately after planting by trimming any shoots or branches that break the shape of the hedge. This encourages new growth to ensure the tree grows as thickly as possible and should be done twice a year. Once the hedge is established and mature the hedge should be trimmed up to three times during the growing season (April – August).
"slightly smaller than I thought it would be otherwise very pleased with purchase"
Reviewed Tuesday, 13 March 2018
"Plant received was a bit small and sparse but not unhealthy I'm sure once it is planted and had some sun it will look lovely."
Reviewed Monday, 5 March 2018
"Arrived quickly, arrived packed well , undamaged and alive, very good price for size of plant."
Reviewed Monday, 19 February 2018