Cupressus sargentii

From Native Plant Database
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Species Name: Cupressus sargentii
Common Name: Sargent's cypress

Most widespead cypress in California. Dusty green to grey foliage. Combine with Leather Oak and Gray Pine. Needs fire to open cones for reproduction. Adaptable and fragrant.

Plant Family: Cupressaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 30-60' H x 10' W
Growth Habit: Tall pyramidal
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 0 degrees F
Flower Season: Cones
Flower Color: Cones
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: North Coast Ranges, San Francisco Bay Area, South Coast Ranges.
Natural Habitat: Closed-cone-pine/cypress/yellow pine forests, chaparral, serpentine. Elevation: 600 -3000'.

Songbird iconA.jpg Butterfly iconA.jpg Clay iconA.jpg Fragrant iconA.jpg

Care and Maintenance

  • Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Of dense spreading growth, usually 10 to 15 feet in height, but occasionally becoming quite a large tree. An exceedingly handsome species especially when planted out as single specimens and allowed to develop fully. Gallon cans, 60c; 5 gallon cans, $1.75."
Other Names