Cupressus Macrocarpa – 5 seeds – Monterey Cypress


Monterey cypress
Origin: North America

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Common name: Monterey cypress
Family: Cupressaceae
Origin: North America
Mature height: 20 to 25 meters
Hardiness: -20 ° C
Exposure: sunny, partial shade, shade
Plant type: ornamental tree
Vegetation: perennial
Foliage: persistent
Flowering: end of winter
Flower color: yellow, ocher
Soil type: any type
Watering: normal
Use: isolated, hedge, container
Diseases and pests: seridium cardinale, armillaria mellea, cinara cupressi
Toxicity: –

Seed conservation: 2 years in a dry place protected from light at 3/4 ° C (refrigerator)


It is an evergreen tree, of medium size, which often becomes irregular and tabular under the effect of the strong winds which characterize its area of ​​origin. It can grow up to 20 meters tall and its trunk reaches a diameter of 60 cm, rarely a meter or more.

The foliage grows in dense branches, of a brilliant green color. The leaves are in the form of interlocking scales 2 to 5 mm long covering ramules of cylindrical section and not flattened. Young plants, up to a year old, have juvenile needle-shaped leaves 4 to 8 mm long.

The female cones are globose to oblong 20 to 40 mm long, formed 6 to 14 scales, green at first, turning to brown after 20 to 24 months after pollination. The smaller male cones are 3 to 5 mm long and release them in February-March.

The specific name macrocarpa, which means “large-fruited”, refers to the size of the female cones which are the largest found in the genus Cupressus.

This tree is used as an ornamental tree in the garden and as a hedge.

This tree is considered an endangered species and is on the red list of the IUCN – International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

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