Golden Cyprus - Plant
Description for Golden Cyprus
Summer-cypress is an annual forb of Eurasian origin, growing from 2-5 feet tall and begins growth in late spring. The stems of Summer-cypress are erect, much-branched and leafy. Leaves are arranged alternately on the stems, and are the main attraction of this shrub. Upright, rounded and bushy, this annual shrub has dense, finely textured light green 2-3 inch leaves in summer turning to brilliant red in fall.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Summer Cypress, Kochia, Burning Bush, Mexican Fireweed||-||April-May.||2-5 fee||easy to grow|
Planting and care
To provide nutrients for newly planted cypress trees, the National Gardening Association recommends adding some compost, bone meal and peat moss to the planting soil. Mulching around the base of a cypress will help protect the young roots from temperature changes. Cypresses prefer full or at least partial sun, so look for planting areas that do not have too many shade-producing buildings or large trees nearby.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||Medium||55-65Â°F.||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Golden Cyprus
- Different types of cypress require different amounts of water. False cypress varieties generally require more water than true cypress from the Cupressus genus. Leyland cypress prefers well-drained soils and watering about twice per month during dry weather.
Pondcypress naturally grows in wet areas, especially in still areas of ponds. Baldcypress tends to grow in or next to flowing water. It also grows well in urban areas with wet soils. Pondcypress and baldcypress, which are not true cypress, require substantial amounts of water in dry weather.
Typical uses of Golden Cyprus
Special features: Young outdoor cypress trees will need supplemental watering during dry weather. It is best to stop watering them if the ground freezes. Weeding near cypress trees helps their overall health because they don t have to compete for water and nutrients.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.