A large group of trees that includes includes plants from the genus Cupressus species such as Cupressus macrocarpa or ‘Monterey cypress’, the popular Cupressus sempervirens and Cupressus glabra or ‘Smooth Arizona cypress’.
Cultivars such as Cupressocyparis leylandii ‘Leighton Green’ are widely used as hedging plants.
The foliage on Cypress Trees varies from species to species, some have scale like folaige, such as Cupressus Leylandii (which is actually a sterile hybrid), Cupressus sempervirens and others, some have needle like foliage including the Taxodiums including T.disichum or ‘Bald Cypress.
Some have wonderful weeping foliage such as Cupressus cashmeriana or ‘Kashmir Cypress’, pictured.
We also have Chamaecyparis or false cypress which includes both dwarf and larger hedging varieties.
The large growing Cypress varieties include both tall trees as well as many suited as hedging plants.
- Cupressus cashmeriana or ‘Kashmir Cypress’ is a wonderful large weeping tree.
- Cupressus funebris is the ‘Weeping Chinese Cypress’, an excellent screening or reature tree.
- Cupressus leylandii varieties are often used as hedging plants.
- Cupressus sempervirens varieties include a number of excellent upright forms, many called ‘Pencil Pines’.
- Cupressus macrocarpa
Most are well suited to USDA Zones 4 – 8.
Although they are widely used as hedging and screening trees, some Cypress varieties make excellent specimens for larger gardens.
And of course, Cupressus varieties are widely used in landscaping.
Where to Buy
You can find a good selection of conifer trees for sale at the following nurseries.
BLOOM RIVER GARDENS – phone: 541-726-8997 Fax: 541-726-4052 39744
Deerhorn Road Springfield, OR 97478
Conifers. Including: Abies, Cedrus, Chamaecyparis, Cryptomeria, Cupressus, Picea abies.
TINY TREASURES NURSERY – phone: 503-463-8602 fax: 503-390-0028
PO Box 20250 Keizer OR 97307
Rare plants from unusual places.?Daphne, Hebe, Dwarf Conifers, and Bonsai starts.
LAKE COUNTY PINES – phone 847-487-7408 29685
N Fairfield Road Grayslake Il 60030
Specializes in dwarf conifers and conifer trees. Our conifer collection includes over 225 varieties of conifer trees many are dwarf conifers. You will enjoy these conifer trees in your conifer garden.
EASTWOODS NURSERIES – phone: 540-675-1234 634
Long Mountain Road Washington Virginia 22747
Specializing in mail order Japanese maples, ginkgos and a few conifers.?