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botanical name:
Cupressus macrocarpa
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common name:  Monterey Cypress
synonyms:  Neocupressus macrocarpa
family:  Cupressaceae
characteristics: conifer, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 5.00m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: light green
fruit colour: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Large, fast growing tree, narrowly conical when young but may become very wide spreading with age. Plume like sprays of small, pointed, lemon-scented, mid to dark green leaves. Produces round, brown, female cones with between 8 and 10 large scale, lacking a prominent prickle. Reddish brown, shallowly ridged bark.

cultivation:
Any well drained soil in full sun. Performs well in coastal positions.

propagation:
From seed,

usage:
Excellent for windbreaks and shelterbelts, especially near the sea.

other notes:
Native of California.

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