Cupressus macrocarpa

  • Other common names Monterey cypress
  • Family Cupressaceae
  • Genus Cupressus are vigorous, evergreen trees with flaking or scaly bark, often with columnar or narrowly ovoid crowns, small, often aromatic, scale-like leaves and small, spherical female cones
  • Details C. macrocarpa is a large evergreen tree to 30m, columnar when young, becoming wide-spreading and irregular with age, the dark green foliage in erect sprays, with globose cones 2-3cm across
  • Plant range Californiaw


How to grow

Cultivation Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Protect from cool, drying winds. Tolerates dry conditions. Can be used for hedging but will require regular pruning

Propagation Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance Hedging & Screens Architectural Coastal

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Can get cypress aphid

Diseases Susceptible to coryneum canker