• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide in 10 years.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ku-PRES-us ma-kro-KAR-pa
    Plant type:Shrub, Tree, Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Columnar
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide in 10 years.
    Foliage color:Chartreuse
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Holly (Ilex); Japanese Maple (Acer); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Weigela (Weigela)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained, moist soil, with a pH range of 6.6 to 7.5. Shelter from harsh winter winds. Water deeply, regularly during few growing seasons to establish root system. Once established, prefers regular water, but tolerates moderate drought. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Found as a mutation from Goldcrest in 1987. Originated in Holland by P. Overkleeft. Has exhibited good resistance to Verticillium Wilt.