Cypress and American false-cypresses

Cypress of the Arizona, Cupressus glabra, arizonica

Origin : West of the United States.
Habitat: the Cypress of the Arizona tolerates any type of clay soil, humid, limestone, sandy. It appreciates the sunny fields (heliophilous species).
Form: of a pyramid.
Distinctive: colour scales (aquamarine) squalid green.
Use: considering its original colour, this tree is appreciated in decoration.

Cypress of Lawson, false-cypress
Origin : West of the United States. Introduced first in Scotland then in France in 1854.
Habitat: the Cypress of Lawson contents itself with a clay soil and moist. It appreciates the sunny fields (heliophilous species).
Height: 60 m in America, 30 m in Europe.
Cylindrical Form. It can take root by layering of the low branches.
Foliage in scales as Arborvitae. Colour (bluish) squalid green.
Male flowers in March.

Cypress of Nootka

Origin : West of the United States. Introduced into France in 1851.
Height of 20 m in culture, up to 40 m, in the wild state. Its growth is slower than the cypress of Lawson.
Pyramidal Form.

Cypress of Leyland, Monterey cypress

the Cypress of Leyland, Cupressocyparis leylandii, has dark green, tight scales (here with flowers, yellow, under scales, in July).

the Monterey cypress, Cupressus macrocarpa, has one yellowish leaf. It is planted as ornament or hedge tree.



Cypress of Monterey, Cupressus semperivrens macrocarpa

The Monterey Cypress has been extensively planted in Britain, in resorts that were built along sea at the beginning of the twentieth century. It grows quickly, reaching 20 m in less than 100 years. This is the highest of cypress, reaching 50 m in its native range. Its shape is spread and its bark is gray and furrowed.


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