Lemon Cypress trees are also known as Goldcrest Wilma or Cupressus Macrocarpa and are evergreen trees with delicate, feathery bright foliage. If you touch or crush the leaves, it gives off a strong lemony scent, which is why it’s called Lemon Cypress trees.
You may have received or purchased a Lemon Cypress Tree for your holiday decor at your local HortyGirl retailer and maybe you’re wondering what to do with the potted tree after the holidays. Here are some fun facts and ideas on what you can do with your Cypress Tree after the holidays and beyond!
Spring Time Fun with Your Cypress Tree
Once the holidays are over, you can take off any decorations and lights and the tree can be replanted outdoors in the spring where you can enjoy the lemon scent all year long. A great place to put your Cypress Tree is near a social area or an entrance area in either a pot or the ground. You could even make your potted Cypress Tree a feature in your seasonal patio or front entrance decor.
If you decide to plant your Cypress Tree in a pot, a great way to highlight the bright lime green colour of the tree is to use a black pot and to add a pop of colour, you can even accent it with a flowering plant that has colours of red, purple and bright pinks.
When deciding to plant outdoors, keep in mind the climate you live in. The Cypress Trees can survive in Temperature Zones from 7-10. For Zones, take a look at the map below. If your Zone is lower than 7, you can pot up your Cypress Tree in a large pot with good drainage and leave it outdoors on a patio or veranda from Spring through Fall.
Fall and Winter Fun With Your Cypress Tree
When Halloween rolls around, add purple flowering plant with the lime green Cypress Tree in the black potted plant and you’ve got a perfect spooky combination.
Then when next Christmas rolls around; string up the lights and add some sprigs of berried branches and other decorations, and you’ve got a great holiday decor ready to go!
Over the winter, it is best to store your Cypress Trees in a cool area such as a garage or shed, Be sure to check the soil for moisture and do not allow it to dry out for extended periods.
There are so many fun facts and living decor ideas for Your Cypress Trees for every season. If you’re wondering about plant care for these trees, stay tuned later this month and learn more from our HortyGirl potted plant expert on our Cypress Tree Care & Tips Blog that will be posted on our Plant Care Blog.