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Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest'

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Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' is a lush evergreen conifer hedging plant with a solid, upright form. Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest' has bright, lime-green, golden foliage with a pleasant lemon scent. A Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' hedge will provide year-round cover and screening due to its dense, evergreen foliage.

  • Best Features: Bright lime/gold foliage, upright form, slightly columnar shape
  • Ideal For Hedges: Up to 12m
  • Growth Rate: Average to Fast | 30-60cm a year
  • Position: Full sun, partial shade, normal, well-drained soil, sheltered, inland or coastal
  • Also Consider: Golden leylandii for a faster growing golden conifer
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Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' hedge (Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest') description

Plant Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest' in a sunny or partially shaded site for the brightest colour foliage. Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' will tolerate a coastal position and prefers a normal, well-drained soil.

Common uses for Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest' hedging

Cupressus macrocarpa is great for low-medium height screening hedges and year-round cover. Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest' is a great hedging option that brings both bright foliage and pleasant fragrance to any garden.

Combine Cupressus 'Goldcrest' with

Plant your Monterey cypress hedge plants with other shrubs for hedging.

Growth rate for Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' hedges

Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest' is ideal for hedging up to 2m. Cupressus macrocarpa is relatively fast-growing and will achieve between 40-60cm a year.

Care advice for Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest' hedging plants

When planted properly, Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' like most hedges, need little attention - view our hedge planting advice here. Prune your Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest' hedges once a year for an informal shape, or more frequently if you wish to maintain a neat, formal hedge. A good tip - Don't forget to feed your Conifer Hedges after planting - view our care advice section for more information.

Suggested planting density for 'Goldcrest' hedging

For information on planting density specific to your cupressus macrocarpa hedge, please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest' hedges are available year-round as pot grown hedge plants.

Overall, our Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' hedging plants are UK grown by our talented hedging experts who have years of nursery growing experience. Occasionally, we source Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest' hedging from outside of the UK. In this instance, we go to every effort to ensure our suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best4hedging we strive to provide the freshest condition hedging plants at the highest possible standard, all whilst maintaining our superb prices. Rest assured, you can buy Monterey cypress 'Goldcrest' hedging plants online with complete confidence.

Showing our 13 Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' reviews with an average rating of Very Good.
Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
February 20, 2021 | Anonymous
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

Problem with damage to tree promptly dealt with

March 21, 2020 | Jennifer Steven
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

As Above

October 26, 2016 | Anonymous
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

As Above

September 7, 2016 | Anonymous
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

very nice stocky uniform plants, good colour and scent with excellent rootball

August 29, 2016 | Anonymous
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

Excellent condition upright and broad

August 14, 2016 | Anonymous
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'


August 5, 2016 | Anonymous
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

Was packaged with much larger bamboo plants so was a little misshapen but seems to have survived.

May 10, 2016 | Anonymous
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

Unfortunately the product was of poor quality and not suitable as a specimen tree because of 2 distinct kinks in the main stem giving it an odd,unsymmetrical appearance. Consigned to the compost heap, I'm afraid.

March 23, 2016 | Anonymous
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

I ordered 6 plants in 2 litre pots which should have been between 40-60cms, sadly only on plant was 40cm with the rest between 30cm and 35cm. I am very disappointed as this is not what I ordered and this size plant I could have bought from Garden Express at £9.99 for 3!!

February 25, 2016 | Anonymous
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

Strong plant

October 19, 2015 | Anonymous
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

As Above

April 5, 2015 | Anonymous
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

Good sized. Looks healthy.

May 20, 2014 | Anonymous
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

Only problem was they were packed in a box that was not tall enough and the tops of a number of the trees were broken as they were bent over.

Delivery Cost

Free Delivery - The majority of orders over the minimum order values shown below are delivered FREE to UK Mainland.
(Exceptions apply - see Delivery Areas)

All Costs & Min. Order
Shown as ex VAT

Min. Order
Free Delivery



Pot Grown
& Topiary





Standard Delivery


Under 1.2m


Pot Size
Up To & Incl 7.5L

(Min Qty 12)


& Fruit Trees

Small Hand Tools, Irrigation
Canes & Mulch Matting

Rootgrow, Bonemeal,
Seaweed & AfterPlant

Tall Box Delivery


Over 1.2m






Large Tools

Pallet Delivery




Pot Size 10L & Above
& Root Ball Topiary


(Min Qty 3)

Pleached &
Espalier Trees
(Min Qty 5)


Pallet Deliveries

Some plants are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard box, in which case we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £170 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £170 (ex VAT) please call us on 01257 494 491 or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Areas

EU & NI - As of 1st January 2021, we are no longer delivering to Republic Of Ireland or anywhere else within the EU. Currently, we can no longer deliver to Northern Ireland also.

Scottish Highlands & Islands - Most deliveries to the Scottish Highlands & Islands incur an additional charge. We classify this as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, all Scottish Islands, as well as the Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle of Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by a member of our Sales Enquiries & Advice Team, so please contact us on 01257 494 491

Protected Zones - Some of the species of plants we sell cannot be shipped outside of the UK Mainland under any circumstance, in accordance with regulations set out by DEFRA. Protected Zones we cannot deliver these plants to include all of the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Jethou, Lihou, Burhou, Alderney & Ortac), Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, France, Ireland.

Currently, this includes any plants or packs containing plants from the following genera:

  • Amelanchier
  • Cotoneaster
  • Crataegus
  • Malus
  • Pyracantha
  • Sorbus

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 7 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root Balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging, and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and best4hedging has no further liability for them should they fail. You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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