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Species Name: Cupressus macnabiana
Common Name: MacNab's Cypress
- Tough multi-branching shrub. Recommended as informal screen. Provides structure & contrast in the garden. Blue to grey-green, resinous, pungent scented foliage. Intolerant of shade.
- Plant Family: Cupressaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 10-20' H x 5-10' W
- Growth Habit: Branching, spreading
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
- Cold Hardy to: 0 degrees F
- Flower Season: Cones
- Flower Color: Cones
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: Inner North Coast Ranges, High Cascade Range, Northern High Sierra Nevada.
- Natural Habitat: Dry slopes, flats, chaparral, pine/oak woodlands. Elevation: 1,000-2700'
- Care and Maintenance
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Of broad bushy habit 15 to 40 feet high, with rich blue green pungently aromatic foliage. The most distinct of the California Cypresses. Very hardy, standing extremes of heat, cold and drought. A very handsome tree. Gallon cans, 50c; 5 gallon cans, $1.75."
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