Cupressus macrocarpa Golden Pillar (syn. Gold Pillar, Lutea Compacta) Pinaceae
Golden Pillar (Monterey) Cypress ku-PRES-us mak-ro-KAR-pa
- Conifer, evergreen tree, branches directed upward, compact, narrow, grows to about 20 ft (6 m) tall and 4 ft (1.2 m) wide. Foliage golden yellow when grown in sun.
- Sun. Susceptible to coryneum canker when grown inland away from cool coastal winds (Sunset Western Garden Book, 2001).
- Hardy to USDA Zone 8 Raised in Holland in the 1940s and introduced into the nursery trade about 1955.