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This is a hybrid genus (between Cupressus and Xanthocyparis) forming columnar, fast-growing trees. Flattened, scale-like leaves are produced that are up to 3 mm in length. Care must be taken, as contact with this foliage may irritate the skin. Larger, female cones are spherical in shape, while the smaller, male cones are ovoid. Specimens are often grown as individual trees or as hedging.