A picture of a Monterey cypress

Monterey cypress

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Wilma'

Also known as

Cypress

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40m

Max

13m

10m

Min

3m

0

Monterey cypress Overview

This is a low branching tall tree which will thrives in seaside conditions and will become sculpted into a beautiful, windswept form by the constant coastal breeze. The clustered nut-like cones are decorative and the foliage is aromatic.

How to propagate Monterey cypress

Seed

Propagate by seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).

Cuttings

Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Monterey cypress

Hedging, specimen, coastal garden. Year-round interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.