Habitat & Distribution of:
Cupressus macrocarpa
Monterey Cypress

Author

Hartw. ex Gordon.

Synonyms:

Cupressus lambertiana

Origin and Habitat

Species Type:

Tree

Origins & Spread:

South Western North America, California

Maximum Height:

Large - 50 to 65 feet

Species Growth Rate:

Fast - 36 inches per year

Longevity :

Very Long - greater than 150 years

Plant Shape:

Rounded


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Foliage Identification of:
Cupressus macrocarpa
Monterey Cypress

Foliage Duration:

Evergreen

Foliage Period:

All year

Foliage Type:

Simple

Foliage Size:

Foliage Shape:

consisting of overlapping layers, like fish scales.

Foliage Arrangement:

Whorled With three or more leaves positioned on the stem at the same level; three or more leaves occurring at each node.

Foliage Color:

Medium Green

Fall Colour:

Medium Green

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Flower identification details


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Flower Showiness:

Inconspicuous

Flowering Period:

Apr;May

Flower notes:

In flower from April to June. The flowers are Monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind.


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Fruit Identification Information

Fruiting Period:

Fall

Fruit Size:

Medium - 1.50 to 4cm

Fruiting Habit:

Prolific

Fruit Type:

Cone

Fruit Color:

Brown;Greyish Brown

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Stem Identification Information:


Bark Colour:

Dark Grey;Red Brown

Bark Texture:

Furrowed/Fissured;Scaly/Flaky/Platy

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