HortyGirl Grinchy trees were a fabulous hit this past holiday season! The Grinchy or Cypress tree can easily be undressed and replanted to allow you to enjoy it all year long.
Check out of the photos below to find out how to undress your grinchy tree :). Click on each photo to see it larger.
The Lemon Cypress – also known as a “Goldcrest Wilma” or Cupressus Macrocarpa is an evergreen tree with delicate, feathery and bright foliage. The leaves when touched or crushed give a lemony smell (hint the name of Lemon Cypress). If you have sensitive skin, be careful touching the leaves as it could cause skin irritations. Be sure to use garden gloves when handling the plant if this is the case. Goldcrest Wilmas can grow up to (eventually) 9 feet. Pruning should be done regularly to maintain the desired shape of the plant.
Native to California, the Lemon Cypress like their soil to be moist but not soggy, but do not like the soil to dry out between watering. Cypress can be placed in a sunny window or shady spot. In the spring time, replant these trees in an 8-10 inch pit that has drainage holes. You can use general outdoor potting mix and water well through dry spells. To prevent the top layer of soil from hardening, top the soil off with a lavel of pebbles or good mulch – this will make watering easier through the summer. You should gradually transition your tree to the outdoors by placing it in partially sunny place. These plants can also be brought back in for the winter and even make a create holiday decor with a set of mini white lights.