Hesperocyparis goveniana (Gordon) Bartel
Cupressaceae (Cypress Family)
Synonym(s): Callitropsis goveniana, Cupressus goveniana, Cupressus goveniana ssp. goveniana, Neocupressus goveniana
USDA Symbol: HEGO3
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Brown
Bloom Notes: Pollen cones and seed cones.
Native Distribution: Monterey Co., CA
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky, coastal slopes
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Poor, dry soils.
Conditions Comments: A tough plant, surviving where little else will grow.
PropagationDescription: Stratified seeds will germinate at 72 degrees. The percent of viable seed is often low.
Seed Collection: Most cypresses have seratiunous cones that can hang on the trees for several years without opening. Cone should be collected by cutting them from the limbs. They can be opened by boiling for 30-60 seconds.
Seed Treatment: Cool-moist stratify for 30 days at 34 degrees.
Commercially Avail: yes
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Cupressus goveniana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cupressus goveniana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cupressus goveniana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-09-26
Research By: TWC Staff