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Cupressus macrocarpa

Monterey cypress

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Features

  • Height10m to 40m
  • Spread3m to 13m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Leaf ColourBlue-green shades

Description

Cupressus macrocarpa (Monterey cypress). This is a low branching tall tree which will thrives in seaside conditions and will become sculpted into a beautiful, windswept form by the constant coastal breeze. The clustered nut-like cones are decorative and the foliage is aromatic.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Cypress

Origin

N & S. America

Interest and use

Hedging, specimen, coastal garden. Year-round interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 20C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 32C.

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may damage young plants.

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