Monterey Cypress Cupressus macrocarpa
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 30 days.
sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
seed can be treated with Captan (4 tablespoons/gallon of water) during stratification to prevent fungal problems.
In a Nutshell:
* Cupressus macrocarpa , commonly known as Monterey Cypress or Macrocarpa , is a species of cypress endemic to the central coast of California . In the wild, the species is confined to two small populations, near Monterey and Carmel . These two small populations represent what was once a very large forest on the west coast. The surviving trees from this forest are as old as 2000 years. more...
* A good fast growing hedge for the milder areas of Britain, tolerating maritime exposure. It can be trimmed so long as it is not cut back into old wood. more...
* Dirr calls this tree "genuinely beautiful" but says it's not for the Southeast states in U.S.; matures into a flat-topped tree with horizontal branches; good dark green foliage; good salt tolerance; native to coastal California.