The genus Cupressus is one of several genera within the family Cupressaceae that have the common name cypress; for the others, see cypress. It is considered a polyphyletic group.Common name:
Cupressus macrocarpa, Monterey CypressColor:
40.00 to 70.00 feetDifficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & Care
Before you plant, be sure that you choose varieties proven in your climate. When in doubt, All-America Rose Selections winners are good bets. Or check with your local nursery.If you order plants from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest). Sunlight:
well-drained soil Water:
12-30 deg. CFertilizer:
Apply any organic fertilizerCare:
- Plants love waterâ€”but donâ€™t drown them.
- That is, they donâ€™t like to sit in water, and theyâ€™ll die if the soil is too wet in winter.
- The ideal soil is rich and loose, with good drainage.
- One of the worst mistakes you can make is to not provide adequate drainage.
- Use mulch.
Narrow columnar form is sometimes difficult to fit into residential landscapes. Good specimen around tall buildings. UseOrnamental use:
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems. Spider mites attack foliage in some areas. Reference: