Found wild in only five small pockets on California’s central coast, the Santa Cruz Cypress (Cupressus abramsiana) is one of the rarest trees in North America, and is protected under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
A small- to medium-sized evergreen, Santa Cruz Cypress tends to grow in a symmetrical, pyramidal fashion, featuring the signature scale-like needles typical of the Cupressaceae family, which grow in slender, delicate sprays. Similar in appearance to both the Gowen Cypress (Cupressus goveniana) and the Sargent’s Cypress (Cupressus sargentii) — and still at the center of some controversy among taxonomists as to its classification as a separate species — the Santa Cruz Cypress is unquestionably set apart by its ability to grow in nonserpentine soils and the larger size of its cones, which measure up to 1.25 inches-long. Bark is gray, thin, and broken into plates.
Usually remaining under 30 feet-tall, this is a great species for smaller gardens and container growing.
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.
About Jonsteen’s 100% Guarantee: All of our trees are guaranteed to arrive healthy and in good condition. If your tree perishes, we will replace it with a small-sized seedling for just the cost of shipping/handling ($4.60). We encourage all customers experiencing difficulties growing their trees to contact us through our toll-free “Tree Help Line” (1-888-387-3379).
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Grow your own Santa Cruz Cypress (Cupressus abramsiana), an endangered species and one of the rarest trees in North America!
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!