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Cupressus bakeri

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Species Name: Cupressus bakeri
Common Name: Baker Cypress

A beautiful, slow growing cypress from northern California. It features reddish-brown bark and grey-green foliage. Very aromatic.

Plant Family: Cupressaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 30-90' tall
Growth Habit: Tall, narrow crown
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 5400'
Flower Season: Cones
Flower Color: Cones
Endangered?: List 4.2
Distribution: Klamath Range, High Cascade Range, northern portion of High Sierra Nevada
Natural Habitat: Mixed evergreen forests, open slopes, flats, often serpentine. Elevation: 3300-5400'

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