Lemon cedar, also called lemon cypress, Monterey cypress, pine and sometimes goldcrast lemon tree is an evergreen conifer family. The foliage of this tree has yellowish green and its leaves have a fragrance that reminds the smell of lemon. Lemon cedar is used by its appearance and scent as a decorative plant both indoor and outdoor, requires little care and adapts to a wide range of climates.
The scientific name is Cedar Cupressus macrocarpa lemon and goldcrest variety is the most common . A conifer is considered to possess reproductive structures called cones protect the seeds , like pine cones . In gardening circles is generally known as Goldcrest cypress Monterey cypress or California. The yellowish green color, with the citrus scent of the leaves, especially when cut, gave rise to its common name Cedar lemon.
It is native to the southwestern United States, California. To a wide variety of climates Fits well but prefers temperate climates where there is no heat or extreme cold. The ideal soil must be moist and well drained so many experts recommend planting it in a mixture of soil and sand to improve drainage and prevent water can stagnate around the roots. You can be both full sun and shade but the color is more vivid if it receives an average of five hours of direct sunlight a day.
Lemon cedar requires very little care, especially when it is a mature plant that may require only occasional pruning to help maintain its natural triangular shape. To keep the tree in good condition with regular subscriber acidifying fertilizers is recommended.
Because of its adaptability, needs, appearance and odor, cedar lemon is an excellent ornamental plant for growing in pots. Both exterior and interior, cedar potted lemon must be pruned regularly to maintain the height and size of the plant for the right place and planter used. It is also common in the decorative trimming to tree forms are given. Lemon cedar, if not pruned can grow up to 3 meters high, even planted in planter.