Area of origin: California, Monterey Bay. Introduced in 1830.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 30 m (98.4'), width up to 15 m (49.2').
Soil Type: Any.
Hardiness: Hardy to -16°c.
Exposure: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
Dense and columnar whilst young, the Monterey Cypress spreads as it ages. This is a beautiful park's specimen.
Its rapid growth teamed with its ability to be pruned to shape makes it very popular for use in windbreak hedging, in particular on coastal areas.
The needles of the Monterey Cypress release a scent of citronella when rubbed.
• See the Cypress catalogue