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Sargent Cypress Cupressus sargentii


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Family: Cupressaceae, Cypress view all from this family

Description Evergreen tree with a slender trunk and narrow crown. Assumes a shrubby growth form in exposed sites. Bark dark brown to gray, furrowed, fibrous, 3 cm. thick (1.2 in.) splitting into long strands. Shoots occasionally reaching 10 mm. (.4 in.) Ovulate cones up to 25 mm. long (1.0 in.) Staminate cones 3-4 mm. long (.12 - .1 in.).

Dimensions Height: 10-15 m. (30-50 ft.)
Diameter: 0.9 m. (3 ft.).

Habitat Mountains, Scrub, shrub & brushlands.

Range California.

Discussion One of the most widespread of the California Cypresses.
Named for the founder and director of Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum, Charles Sprague Sargent. Mr. Sargent authored the 14-volume Silva of North America.