Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Greenstead Magnificent'

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Greenstead Magnificent'

This is a far cry from its wild parent, the Monterey Cypress of Southern California. It is a fascinating miniature clone of the variety 'lambertiana' , grafted onto a short trunk to better display the soft weeping foliage. It really works well as a container plant or as a specimen in a raised bed so as to better appreciate its form. Unlike many conifers, this one is fast growing, retaining dense foliage habit without trimming and withstanding coastal exposure or cold inland climates as well. Here it has been underplanted with the lovely blue flowering ground cover Convolvulus mauritanicus which produces masses of saucer shaped flowers over a long period.

1 comment:

  1. I love Greenstead Magnifica.. have been looking for one, despite living in monterey which, FYI.. is not considered southern california.