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Cupressus goveniana ssp. goveniana

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Species Name: Cupressus goveniana ssp. goveniana
Common Name: Gowan Cypress

One of the rarest cypresses. Recommended for windbreak near coast. Tolerates heat, wind, and salt.

Plant Family: Cupressaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 15-25' H
Growth Habit: Upright, multibranched
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional
Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
Flower Season: Cones
Flower Color: Cones
Endangered?: List 1B/3-2-3
Distribution: Central Coast (Monterey Peninsula)
Natural Habitat: Coastal terraces, closed cone pine/cypress forest below 1200'

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