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Monterey Cypress | Lot of 30 Tree Seedlings | The Jonsteen Company
Monterey Cypress | Lot of 30 Tree Seedlings | The Jonsteen Company
Monterey Cypress | Lot of 30 Tree Seedlings | The Jonsteen Company
Monterey Cypress | Lot of 30 Tree Seedlings | The Jonsteen Company
Monterey Cypress | Lot of 30 Tree Seedlings | The Jonsteen Company
Monterey Cypress | Lot of 30 Tree Seedlings | The Jonsteen Company
Monterey Cypress | Lot of 30 Tree Seedlings | The Jonsteen Company
Monterey Cypress | Lot of 30 Tree Seedlings | The Jonsteen Company
Monterey Cypress | Lot of 30 Tree Seedlings | The Jonsteen Company
Monterey Cypress | Lot of 30 Tree Seedlings | The Jonsteen Company
Monterey Cypress | Lot of 30 Tree Seedlings | The Jonsteen Company

Monterey Cypress | Lot of 30 Tree Seedlings

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  • Grow your own Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa), one of nature’s true rarities and a bonafide celebrity of the tree world!
  • Landscaping projects, windbreak plantings, restoration work, reforestation efforts — there's never been a better time to pick up the trees for the job!
  • Seed-grown without poison or pesticides at our nursery on California's Redwood Coast
  • Transplanting and care instructions included


Water Needs | The Jonsteen Company
Moisture
Medium
Cold Hardiness | The Jonsteen Company Cold Hardiness
-10°F
Light Needs | The Jonsteen Company Light
Full Sun / Partial Shade
Size | The Jonsteen Company Size
40 – 100' tall / 30 – 40' spread
Age | The Jonsteen Company Lifespan
300 yrs
Growth Rate | The Jonsteen Company Growth Rate
Fast Growing
Drought Tolerance | The Jonsteen Company Drought Tolerance
Medium
Windfirm | The Jonsteen Company Wind Resistance
High

About Monterey Cypress

Here’s your chance to grow one of nature’s true rarities and a bonafide celebrity of the tree world: The Monterey Cypress, Hesperocyparis macrocarpa (formerly Cupressus macrocarpa). The most famous example of this species is the “Lone Cypress” found in Pebble Beach, CA, where this landmark tree clings to a granite cliff overlooking the mighty Pacific and presides over a near constant parade of tourists, golfers, and jet-setters along the tony 17-Mile Drive. The Lone Cypress may be the most photographed tree in North America, and locals consider it the quintessential icon of their region. Paris has the Eiffel Tower; Egypt, the Pyramids: the Monterey Pennisula has the amazing Monterey Cypress, an often picturesque and windswept testimony to rugged endurance and the timeless beauty of the weather-worn California coastline.

Hesperocyparis macrocarpa
 is a species of “new world cedar” found native in a tiny range along California’s central coast and no where else on earth. The entire species was once confined to two tiny remnant groves at Cypress Point in Pebble Beach and at Point Lobos, near Carmel, CA — giving this species truly one of the very smallest native ranges in the tree world. Since their “discovery” in 1846, Monterey Cypresses have thrived in cultivation, and have become a widely planted and important coastal landscape tree far beyond their small native territory. Over the last two and a half centuries, Monterey Cypresses have been grown throughout coastal California, Oregon, and elsewhere, including in Europe, the UK and Ireland, New Zealand, and even Africa. In South Africa, a grove of Monterey Cypresses was planted near the Cape of Good Hope to commemorate South African infantry men who served the Allied cause in WWII. Today, the cherished trees have become beautiful, windswept living sculptures along the South African coast. In Kenya, Hesperocyparis macrocarpa has been employed as a reforestation species.

Monterey Cypress is an evergreen conifer, typically medium-sized (about 60 feet tall). It takes on different forms depending on where it is planted and how old it is. The tree can become smallish, gnarled, and irregular when impacted by extreme forces of wind, weather, and sea. Alternatively, under less challenging conditions, Monterey Cypresses can grow tall and statuesque, featuring a muscular, deeply furrowed trunk rising up to an open, often a-symmetrical crown of heavy branches decorated with dense sprays of bright green foliage. Mature tree heights for this species vary from stunted 20 foot tall specimens fighting the elements to high towers over 130 feet tall. The needles of Hesperocyparis macrocarpa are scale-like and rounded, resembling the foliage of other new world cedars. The needles give off a deep, lemony aroma when crushed. This conifer produces tiny, brilliant yellow male flowers at its foliage tips and clumps of female cones which are roundish, heavily plated, and around 1-2 inches in diameter.

Monterey Cypress trees prefer cool summers, and thrive in coastal conditions with plenty of fog and mist. They have a high tolerance for wind, drought, salt air, and poor soils. They are rapid growers, handsome and conical in youth, spreading and picturesque in age. Monterey Cypresses make excellent windscreens, especially in coastal settings. Gardeners have had some success growing this species in interior locations, but Hesperocyparis macrocarpa tends to do better along the seashore and in other places that have at least a hint of coastal weather influence. In the words of one noted naturalist: “Monterey Cypress is certainly the most fantastic tree in North America.”


About Jonsteen's Seedlings

All of our trees are seed-grown without poison or pesticides at our nursery on California's Redwood Coast, which is inspected monthly and licensed by the California Department of Agriculture. Trees can provide a natural barrier against high winds, temperatures, noise pollution and soil erosion, all while benefiting local air quality, wildlife and property values — a Jonsteen seedling will only grow in value and beauty!


About Jonsteen's Nursery Lots

Periodically, we offer great deals on bulk lots of select species to make room in the nursery for our new crop. It's a great way for us to keep things moving while rewarding our most prolific tree-planting customers. Are you thinking about a larger-scale landscaping, windbreak, restoration or reforestation project? This deal was made for you!

Seedling Size Chart: Small

Due to the dynamic nature of actively growing trees, as well as the tremendous variation between species’ growth rates, we rely on the cubic volume of a seedling’s root mass to determine its “size” (Small / Medium / Large / XL). Within each size there is minor variance — the dimensions provided here represent the category minimum. If exact measurements are essential, please contact us about current stock.

Seedling Size Chart | Small | The Jonsteen Company