Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Greenstead Magnificent’

Dwarf Monterey Cypress

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Greenstead Magnificent'
Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Greenstead Magnificent’

Regarded as one of the best low growing conifer Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Greenstead Magnificent’ is a select form of what we commonly call the Monterey cypress, so ‘Dwarf Monterey Cypress’.

It has naturally spreading foliage, fine and with an attractive silvery-grey/green.

It is regarded as hawing a medium growth rate and will reach around 6ft in width over 8 – 10 years with a height of around 3ft.

This one was originally found as na sport, (branch mutation) at CF Newman & Son nursery in South Australia and has since become popular world wide.

It is a vigorous grower, can be grafted as a standard.You can grow this one in the rock garden, however over time it could become a little large.

It is excellent for growing on slopes and embankments and also looks great as a feature plant in the garden border as do many conifer varieties.

How to Grow Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Greenstead Magnificent’

Best grown in a sunny position and and in a well drained humus rich soil.
Best in USDA Zones 7 – 9.

  • Plant in full sun to a little afternoon shade..
  • Choose a humus rich well drained soil.
  • Water in with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
  • Mulch around the plant to maintain a cool moist root run.
  • Water through the first summers.

Summary Information

  • Botanical Name – Cupressus macrocarpa ‘Greenstead Magnificent’
  • Common Names – Greenstead Magnificent, Dwarf Monterey Cypress
  • Origin –  Sport of Cupressus macrocarpa
  • Height – To around 3ft
  • Spread – To around 6ft plus.
  • Position – Full sun to part dappled shade.
  • Growth Rate – Slow to medium depending on soil and climate.
  • Soil – Well drained humus rich
  • Flowers – Insignificant.