Here’s your chance to grow one of nature’s true rarities and a bonafide celebrity of the tree world: The Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa). Paris has the Eiffel Tower; Egypt, the Pyramids: the Monterey Pennisula has the amazing Monterey Cypress, an often picturesque and windswept testimony to rugged endurance and the timeless beauty of the weather-worn California coastline.
Cupressus macrocarpa is a species of “new world cedar” found native in a tiny range along California’s central coast and no where else on earth. Since their “discovery” in 1846, Monterey Cypresses have thrived in cultivation, and have become a widely planted and important coastal landscape tree far beyond their small native territory.
Monterey Cypress is an evergreen conifer, typically medium-sized (about 60 feet tall). It takes on different forms depending on where it is planted and how old it is. The tree can become smallish, gnarled, and irregular when impacted by extreme forces of wind, weather, and sea. Alternatively, under less challenging conditions, Monterey Cypresses can grow tall and statuesque, featuring a muscular, deeply furrowed trunk rising up to an open, often a-symmetrical crown of heavy branches decorated with dense sprays of bright green foliage.
Monterey Cypress trees prefer cool summers, and thrive in coastal conditions with plenty of fog and mist. They make excellent windscreens, are rapid growers, and have a high tolerance for wind, drought, salt air, and poor soils. In the words of one noted naturalist: “Monterey Cypress is certainly the most fantastic tree in North America.”
About Jonsteen’s Seedlings: All of our trees are seed-grown — without poison or pesticides — at our nursery on California’s Redwood Coast, which is inspected monthly and licensed by the California Department of Agriculture.
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Grow your own Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa), a bonafide celebrity of the tree world!
100% guaranteed: If your seedling perishes, we are happy to provide a replacement small-sized seedling for just the cost of shipping/handling ($4.60)
Seed-grown without poison or pesticides at our nursery on California’s Redwood Coast
Transplanting and care instructions included
Trees can provide a natural barrier against high winds, temperatures, noise pollution and soil erosion, all while benefiting local air quality, wildlife and property values — a Jonsteen seedling will only grow in value and beauty!