Cupressus macrocarpa
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Cupressus macrocarpa

Monterey cypress

  family cupressaceae 
  genus cupressus 

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Genus  Cupressus Species  macrocarpa Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Monterey cypress Family  CUPRESSACEAE Specimen number  S13873 Data source  Allergy p260;Frgnt p285;Xeri p305
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  75' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 07a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The leaves of Cupressus macrocarpa have a mild fruity perfume. Monterey cypress can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 0� Fahrenheit. It does well in dry soils. This plant tolerates occasional periods of drought. This species tolerates windy and salty seaside conditions.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  yes Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen  Light Hay fever season  Mar 01 - May 31 Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  This anemophilous species has only a light pollen count during hay fever season. March to May is the usual season for causing hay-fever problems.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  lemon scented Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Fruity Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Cupressus macrocarpa is a wildflower that occurs throughout Monterey California. Monterey cypress probably originates from California.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Cupressus macrocarpa is a woody perennial. Monterey cypress is evergreen.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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