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Cupressus glabra 'Gareei' as a majestic, older specimen, towering in rich glaucous blue, full and neat. There are few silver-blue conifers as impressive as a well-grown, maturing Arizona cypress. Where cold hardy, one is hard pressed to recommend any of the narrow blue Juniperus when such a fine plant is available. (And that is from a guy who did his graduate work in junipers and loves them to death). Sometimes the cousins have ya beat and that's just a fact. That said, no Cupressus glabra is going to handle regular subzero cold and ten feet of snow.

Most of the newer cultivars are more silvery and wider than 'Gareei'. Despite all their appealing, icy, vivid, gemstone names this is a one tested winner to keep in mind.

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Cupressus glabra 'Limelight' in a residential setting. This bright conifer is now joined by new cultivars 'LImesheen', 'Highlight', and 'Limeglow' for a diversity of habits and sizes.. Click on this image for a larger version. Cupressus sempervirens TINY TOWER™ 'Monshelby' is a smaller, tighter version of the popular 'Stricta', more suitable for average gardens. Photo courtesy of Monrovia Nurseries CA USA. Click on this image for a larger version.

Cupressus glabra varies considerably in bark color and texture, especially after a few decades to allow the phenotypes to sort out. Exfoliating occurs to various degrees. Colors range from golds to browns to rich red and orange tones. Here are new examples. One is highly exfoliating and golden yellow. The second is darker brown with neon-like glowing regions of red and orange. Neither image has had any color enhancement. We expect one or both of these to be put on trial shortly and considered for release.

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Cupressus abramsiane 'Bonnie Doon Broom' (10/02)
ha: dwarf, nearly prostrate
or: found near Bonnie Doon CA USA

Cupressus arizonica = see Cupressus glabra
ns: most stock under this name is C. glabra. The true species is rare in gardens.

Cupressus bakeri 'Florence Rock' (10/02)
ht: 14 ft. tall x 6 ft. wide

Cupressus chengiana var. kansasensis
so: Heronswood Nursery

Cupressus funebris 'Gracilis'
ha: branches spreading to drooping, elondated and thin

Cupressus funebris 'Viridis'
ha: branches thinner
lc: rich green

Cupressus glabra 'Angaston'
ns: a listed name. Description needed.

'Arctic' ('Arctic Green') - click image
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Spring 2003. A very interesting frosty-green color in a conifer. This cultivar is useful in the southeastern US where the
majority of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana cultivars will either root rot or burn.

'Arctic' ('Arctic Green') - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. Winter 2004. A closeup view of the rich green, only faintly glaucous, winter foliage color. Numerous male cones appear here.

Cupressus glabra 'Arctic' ('Arctic Green')
ht: 4m tall x 3m wide in 10 years
ha: open, erect, vigorous. It is more of the medium to wide variant compared to species seedlings. It is not a dense pyramidal as some others.
lc: new growth very icy white to icy blue becoming bright green with maturity. Older shoots rich emerald green. Nice contrast with the everblue cultivars.
or: New Zealand

Cupressus glabra 'Aurea'
lc: golden-yellow
ns: a doubtful name in Latin form

Cupressus glabra 'Blue Beauty'
ht: 6m tall x 4m wide in 10 years.
ha: conical, very vigorous
lc: intense blue
or: South Island, New Zealand

'Blue Ice' - click image
Riverbanks Botanical Garden. Summer 2004. A small example used temporarily (until it becomes a dominant feature) as a mixed border shrub. The
simply glowing color is perfect with the purple iris and so many other plants. In small yards one can consider trimming such a cultivar to keep it
small and given of this wondeful color and texture.

Cupressus glabra 'Blue Ice'
ht: 4m tall x 2m wide in 10 years
ha: compact, broadly columnar with age
st: often reddish-brown, contrasting and showy
lc: very icy blue, a rich silvery-blue color so appealing one cannot describe it easily
lu: proven wind resistant unlike some clones
in: Richard Ware, NZ c. 1960

Cupressus glabra 'Blue Pyramid'
lc: very bright blue, silvery-blue in fact
ha: compact, narrowly pyramidal, widening and more open later.
id: it is quite similar to 'Blue Ice' and distinctions between the two are probably best left for examination
id: of older plants.
or: Duncan & Davies, New Zealand

Cupressus glabra 'Blue Spire'
ha: narrowly pyramidal, branches hanging down vertically to the trunk, growth 90cm a year
lc: rich blue
or: P.C. Nitschke, S. Australia found in garden in Tanunda, Aust.
li: Welch, H.J. 1991. The conifer manual. p. 295

Cupressus glabra 'Blue Streak'
lc: blue
or: New Zealand
li: Welch, H.J. 1990. The conifer manual. Kluwer Press. P. 295

Cupressus glabra 'Bundalear'

Cupressus glabra 'Canny' ('Cannie's Golden'?)
ha: more open, less compact than 'Aurea' with tips upright for irregular effect, irregular overall
lc: golden yellow in sun
or: J. Canny
li: Welch, H.J. 1990. The conifer manual. Kluwer Press. P. 295

Cupressus glabra 'Catt's Dwarf'

'Carolina Sapphire' - click for larger version

Cupressus glabra (arizonica) 'Carolina Sapphire'
ha: compact, conical to broadly pyramidal, but slightly irregular in silhouette. It is wider than 'Blue Pyramid'
ha: much wider than 'Gareei' (compare photos here). The more open, informal look pleases some but not others.
lc: bright blue. The color is bit muddled or yellowish in this photo as the plant is so heavily ladden with yellowish
lc: male cones and some brown female cones at the apex. Young plants appear for blue for this reason.
prop: roots well from cuttings unlike most cultivars which are best grafted.
or: Clemson University Clemson SC USA raised from seed about 1961
reg: 1987 Clemson Univ., Dept of Forestry
li: Welch, H.J. 1990. The conifer manual. Kluwer Press. P. 295
source, description (Heronswood Nursery)

Cupressus glabra 'Chaparrel'
ha: broadly columnar
lc: whitish-silver, a very distinct glaucous shade
lt: mostly juvenile type

Cupressus glabra 'Compacta' ('Nana')
ht: 45cm tall x 40cm wide
ha: globose to subglobose, compact, slower, sometimes a miniature pyramid with age
lt: mostly intermediate, slightly divergent type, some adult foliage
lc: rich blue
or: Europe before 1913. Precise history is not recorded.

Cupressus glabra 'Conica'
ha: conical, denser, branches erect and short
lc: rich blue
lt: adult, scale-like, much appressed
or: France before 1949. It is also known from old Italian gardens.

Cupressus glabra 'Dinsdale'
ht: 4.5m tall x 3m wide
ha: "open weeping" per Cedar Lodge
or: Cedar Lodge Nurseries received as 'Arctic' before 2000.
so: -
source (Cedar Lodge Nursery)

Cupressus glabra 'Fastigiata Aurea'
ns: a listed name, undoubtedbly invalid, presumably a narrow gold clone.

Cupressus glabra 'Gareei'
ha: narrowly pyramidal, columnar in youth, more narrow than species typical. See photo above
lc: rich blue
or: apparently named for Mr. Garee of the USDA who named other clones including 'Greenwood'
in: Monrovia Nurseries

Cupressus glabra 'Glauca'
ha: conical, dense
lc: rich blue
lt: mostly juvenile foliage
ch: more cold hardy than 'Conica'

apex of 'Golden Pyramid' - click on image

Cupressus glabra 'Golden Pyramid' ('Gold Pyramid')
ht: 15 ft. tall x 5 feet wide (15 years)
ha: irregularly pyramidal, dense along the branchlets, otherwise open with age, vigorous when young
lc: current year's growth light yellow, more gold at first, later green
or: Vic. Levy, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
in: Duncan & Davies, NZ
ns: we follow Welch (1991) in using the word "golden" in place of just "gold" as many catalogs prefer.

Cupressus glabra 'Gray Lodge'
ht: 2.5m x 0.8m (6 years)
ha: dense, formal, upright, narrowly pyramidal
lc: gray-green
so, in, or:
Cedar Lodge Nursery (online catalog 2001), their seedling selection c. 1995

Cupressus glabra 'Greenwood'
lc: rich green
or: Garee, USDA station, Woodward OK USA
ns: named for Greenwood County, KS USA where Mr. Garee was raised
li: Welch, H.J. 1991. The conifer manual. p. 298

Cupressus glabra 'Highlight'
ht: 3.5m tall x 1.2m wide in 10 years
ha: compact, narrowly pyramidal
lc: rich golden yellow, more green inside canopy
in, or:
Coachwood Nurseries, Australia. Name was first seen 2/2000.

Cupressus glabra 'Hodginsii'
ha: pyramidal, branches erect, compact at first, often open and slightly picturesque, slower than species typical
lc: rich silvery-blue, resinous glands very conspicuous
or: Hodgins Nurseries, Melbourne, Australia as seedling before 1936
li: Lord, E.E. 1948. Trees Aust. Gard.

Cupressus glabra 'Janice'
ns: a listed name.

Cupressus glabra 'Lakeview'
ht: 20cm tall x 30cm wide (10 years)
ha: dwarf, slower, mounded
or: E.H. Lohbrtunner, Victoria BC Canada
li: Welch, H.J. 1991. The conifer manual. p. 298

Cupressus glabra 'Lemon Spire'
ht: 5m tall x 2m wide in 10 years
ha: narrowly columnar with "branches haphazardly pointing horizontally"
lc: creamy gold in full sun
Cedar Lodge Nursery (online catalog 2001)

Cupressus glabra 'Limeglow'
ht: 3m tall x 1.5m wide in 10 years.
ha: compact, lacy, soft-textured, proportionally wider and more open than 'Limesheen'
lc: soft lemon yellow to greenish-yellow, more lime tints inside foliage mass
in, or:
Coachwood Nurseries, Australia. Name was first seen 2/2000.

'Limelight' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. Fall 2004. A young plant, showing it's potential among other gold conifers. It will likely compete at the Raulston with
best of the golden Leylands and better known golden cypresses for attention. The foliage is more green in the inner branches, especially in
late winter.

Cupressus glabra 'Limelight'
ha: narrowly conical
lc: lemon-lime color, more green inside foliage mass
in, or:
Coachwood Nurseries, Australia. Name was first seen 2000. Apparently their first of 4 introduced clones.

Cupressus glabra 'Limesheen' (7/02)
ht: 4m tall x 1.5m wide in 10 years
ha: compact, narrowly pyramidal
lc: golden-yellow, more greenish-yellow or lime inside the foliage mass
in, or:
Coachwood Nurseries, Australia.

Cupressus glabra 'Patens'
ha: branches horizontal
so: lost to gardens before 1965

Cupressus glabra 'Pyramidalis'
ha: narrowly pyramidal to conical
lc: rich blue, more glaucous than species typical
frq: male and female cones often numerous and conspicuous on older trees
eval: it is favored over the older 'Conica'
aw: RHS AM 1969

Cupressus glabra 'Raywood's Weeping'
ha: weeping
lc: bluish-grey
or: Raywood Nursery, Australia

Cupressus glabra 'Sapphire Skies'
ht: 12 ft. tall x 4 ft. wide (original)
ha: narrowly pyramidal
lc: rich blue-green
or: found by Dr. Mike Dirr and family at private residence before 2001
photo, history: (online website 2001)

Cupressus glabra 'Silver Smoke'
ht: 3-4m tall x 2m wide in 10 years
ha: narrowly to moderately conical, open with age, vigorous when young, branchlets slightly drooping
lc: blue grey, silvery and smoke-like from a distance. The much ramified, well-spaced shoots give an more
lc: open look than modern, ultra-dense clones.
in: Duncan & Davies Nurseries, NZ c. 1984

glabra 'Sulfurea' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. Summer 2004. A very unique frosted light yellow has been applied over blue-green for a strange but appealing effect. It
is best in contrast to other cultivars in green and blue shades such as the 'Arctic Green' to the left. I've always been a sucker for yellow frosted
pigments over a bluish conifer foliage. Some people like golds but be ultra gold and bold and have nothing in between. This is a different take on
the yellow or golden conifer theme and a very useful one when given good contrast and skillful presentation. The sulfurized or light yellow conifer gives
use many things a very rich gold or amber conifer cannot provide. We have a number of good junipers and spruces with a similar light yellow
on blue. They are a fascinating group that should not be overlooked by the sophisticated designer or collector. LCH.

Cupressus glabra 'Sulfurea'
ht: upright, compact, narrowly pyramidal
lc: light yellowish-gray, giving a very different and welcome frosted look. It's a very subtle but useful color in the conifer palette.
or: France
ns: a doubtful name in Latin form.

Cupressus glabra 'Taylor's Silver' (1/00)
ha: narrowly pyramidal
lc: rich silvery-blue
or: Europe per Monteray Bay catalog
Monterey Bay Nursery (online catalog 2000)

Cupressus glabra 'Variegata'
ha: conical, slower
lc: blue-green mottled in creamy-white
or: Minier Nurseries, Angiers, France

Cupressus goveniana 'Bregeonii'
ha: shrubby, slower
frt: female strobili globose, grayish, 1.5cm wide

Cupressus goveniana 'Compacta'
ha: broadly pyramidal, more compact

Cupressus goveniana 'Cornuta'
ha: shrubby, dense
frt: female strobili irregular in shape, brown to black, longer horn-like projections

Cupressus goveniana 'Glauca'
ha: "more robust" says denOuden
lc: more glaucous blue-green

Cupressus goveniana 'Gracilis'
ha: branches elongated, less ramified, sparse

Cupressus goveniana 'Pendula'
ha: branches pendulous, elondated but dnese
lt: leaves often divergent (intermediate leaf type)

Cupressus goveniana 'Viridis'
ha: shrubby, dense
lc: bright green
frt: female strobili more elondated, scales short, mucro decurving
frc: female strobili greyish-brown

Cupressus himalayica - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. Summer 2003. A very interesting lax and glaucous species of value for warmer climates. The species is occasionally seen in
greenhouses in large containers.

Cupressus himalayica

Cupressus jiangeensis - source, description (Heronswood Nursery)

Cupressus lusitanica 'Blue Swirl'
ha: nested, dwarf, later more conical and erect
lc: blue-green
Coenosium Gardens (online catalog 2001)

Cupressus lusitanica 'Brices Weeping'

Cupressus lusitanica 'Cascade'
ht: 4m tall x 3m wide (6 years)
ha: irregularly weeping, vigorous, distinct from 'Mangamahoe'
lc: rich blue
Cedar Lodge Nursery (online catalog 2001)

Cupressus lusitanica 'Chamaecyparissoides'
ha: branches long whip-cord like, resembling some Chamaecyparis perhaps

Cupressus lusitanica 'Coerulea'
ha: branches sparser, more widely spaced
lc: rich blue

Cupressus lusitanica 'Flagellifera'
ha: branches elondated, long and whip-like, filiform, quite drooping
lt: leaves divergent, intermediate to juvenile type

Cupressus lusitanica 'Glauca'
lc: more richly glaucous blue

'Glauca Pendula' - click image
Atlanta Botanical Garden. Summer 2003. This was a cultivar I knew in name only. Seen first here at the ABG this highly glaucous and graceful conifer impressed over
and over. From every angle it was fascinating.  It reminds one of an ultra-blue Pfitzer juniper weighed down by ice and snow but staying that way all year.
Yet it adds that angular, heavy line of a true cypress. LCH.

Cupressus lusitanica 'Glauca Pendula'
ha: weeping
lc: rich blue

Cupressus lusitanica 'Knightii'
ha: conical, tree-sized
lc: new growth violet to reddish, rich glaucous blue in covering

Cupressus lusitanica 'Majestica'
ha: pyramidal, densely branched

Cupressus lusitanica var. benthamii 'Mangamahoe'
ht: 6m tall x 5m wide (10 years)
ha: weeping, vigorous, large with time
lu: Cedar Lodge states it does not tolerant salt wind
Cedar Lodge Nursery (online catalog 2001)

Cupressus lusitanica 'Mossvale'
lc: dark green
gr: 'vigorous'
ha: 'inverted cone shape'
gr: 30cm
li: Int. Dendrol. Soc. Year. 1989: 85

Cupressus lusitanica 'Torbay Cascade'
ha: cascading or drooping?
or: New Plymouth
Cedar Lodge Nursery (online catalog 2001)

Cupressus lusitanica 'Tristis'
ha: pendulous
ll: longer than species typical
lc: green, less glaucous than some clones

Cupressus lusitanica 'Variegata'
lc: yellowish-green.

Cupressus macnabiana 'Sulphurea'
lc: new growth yellow

Cupressus macnabiana 'Wintergrey'
ha: pyramidal, dense
lc: bright grey

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Aurea'
ha: irregularly pyramidal, composed of numerous horizontal (80-90 degree) or slightly upright (65-80 degree) branches
ha: that are densely clothed with foliage. The formation of these numerous horizontal gold arms is quite striking. It
ha: one of the most impressive and striking of all gold conifers.
lc:: golden-yellow
in: Duncan & FDavies Nurseries, NZ 1954

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Aurea Saligna' ('Coneybeari', 'Coneybearii Aurea')
ha: pyramidal, branches elongated, filiform, distinctly drooping, much like a threadleaf false-cypress. It is
ha: vigorous in youth, growing up to 1m a year in warm climates.
lc: bright golden yellow

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Beaufront'
ha: dense, flat, growth rate 8 in. a year
lc: dark green
Coenosium Gardens (online catalog 2001)

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Brunn' ('Brunneana Aurea' invalid)
ha: narrowly pyramidal, dense, narrower than most of the older golden clones
lc: bright golden-yellow
or: Australia

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Brunn Variegated'
ha: as 'Brunn'
lc: bright gold with white mottling
or: sport of 'Brunn'

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Cascade'
ht: 10m tall x 6m wide in 10 years
ha: vigorous, wide-spreading much like Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Imbricata Pendula'
in: Cedar Lodge Nursery 1988
source (Cedar Lodge Nursery)

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Compacta'
ha: dense, globose
or, in: Hillier Nurseries, intro. 1920

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Contorta'
ha: branches contorted, broadly pyramidal in time
ns: a questionable name in Latin form

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Crippsii'
ha: branches spreading and stiff, branchlets shorter
lt: juvenile, divergent needles
lc: new growth bright white
or: Thomas Cripps, Tunbridge Wells Nursery before 1874 from imported seed

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Depressa'
ha: mature trees with a concave center, lacking leaders, very typical at first.
or: Antibes, France. Two plants were noted by Carriere. Where he not such a great conifer expert one
or: might conclude the plants had winter losses of the leader as is sometimes seen.

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Donard Gold'
ha: narrowly pyramidal, dense at first, later a broadly pyramidal tree, almost always dense for 20 years or more
lc: bright golden-yellow
or: Slieve Donard Nursery before 1946

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Farallonensis'
lc: glaucous blue
or: originally reported as occuring on the Farallones Islands near San Francisco CA. It is probably as sport
or: from the University of California (UCSF campus?).

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Fastigiata' (f. fastigiata (Carr.) Rehd.)
ha: columnar to narrowly pyramidal, branched very erect
in: Lambert c. 1838

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Filiformis'
ha: branchlets elongated, straight, thread-like, often forked, some shoots being montrous and claw-like
lt: scale-like, adult, densely set
or: Bonn Bot. Gard., Germany before 1903 when it was noted by Beissner

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Filipendula'
ha: elondated, filiform shoots
lc: golden yellow
lsp: Harrison reports than a plant in Christchurch Bot. Gard. existed prior to 1968
ns: this Latin name is invalid. It might be an error for the much older and similar 'Filiformis'

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Fine Gold'
ht: 8m tall x 5m wide in 10 years
ha: very vigorous
lc: bright golden yellow in sun
source (Cedar Lodge Nursery)

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Flagelliformis'
ha: narrower, more open than species typical, branches spreading with nodding tips
lc: blue-green, more glaucous

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Globe' ('Globosa' invalid)
ht: 30cmn wide, larger with age
ha: dwarf, globose
lt: adult, scale-like

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' ('Gold Crest')
ht: 4m tall x 2.5m wide in 10 years
ha: informal, irregular but upright with age, vigorous. Has a very appealing sort of way of alternating it's horizontal
ha: and arching branchlets. Some use the word "wispy" and is perhaps more accurate than the image of
ha: golden crests. It is dense but longer branches emerge from the canopy for a pleasant bit of fun.
lc: bright golden yellow in sun, more green in some shade and in the inner canopy. The inner dark green foliage
lc: may contrast very nicely on older plants.
lt: intermediate, divergent leaves, more juvenile and diverged at the base.
or: Treseder Nursery, Truro, c. 1950
source (Cedar Lodge Nursery)

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Gold Pillar' ('Golden Pillar')
ht: 2.5m tall x 1.5m wide in 10 years
ha: columnar, compact, more oval with maturity
lc: golden yellow in sun
source (Cedar Lodge Nursery)

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Golden Spread' ('Gold Spread')
ht: 1m tall x 3m wide in 10 years
ha; low spreading, usually without a central leader. Becomes flat-topped with open center over time.
lc: golden-yellow
id: similar if not identical to 'Horizontalis Aurea'. 'Golden Halo' is an improved sport of it.

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Golden Cone'
ha: conical
lc: golden-yellow

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Golden Halo'
ha: low, spreading, smaller than 'Horizontalis Aurea' and 'Brunn', branches arching, tips nodding. Limbs are
ha: more pliable and finer-textured than 'Horizontalis Aurea' and 'Brunn'
lc: golden-yellow
ll: 3.1mm (average) - shorter than most gold cultivars
or: Liddle, New Zealand as 'Golden Spread' sport
li: Liddle, D.J. 1991. Plant Var. J. 4(1): 6-7

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Greenstead Emerald' (1/03)
lc: light green
or: sport of 'Greenstead Magnificent', a far bluer clone
Coenosium Gardens

'Greenstead Magnificent' - click image
Atlanta Botanical Garden. Summer 2003.

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Greenstead Magnificent'
ha: spreading mound, very dense, slightly irregularly and tufted in most collections, functionally a dwarf conifer for a decade or more. We have seen
ha: witches brooms on junipers that have a very similar form, texture, and color.
lc: silvery-blue but in some light more a dark silvery-green
li: Teese, D. 1985. Cupressus macrocarpa 'Greenstead Magnificent'. Bull. Amer. Con. Soc. 2(3): 79

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Greenstead Magnificent Variegated'
lc: blue with yellow variegations
gr: app. 5cm per year
or: presumably a sport of 'Greenstead Magnificent'
li: Int. Dendrol. Soc. Year. 1989: 85 (cv. typefaced incorrectly)

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Horizontalis Aurea' ('Lambertiana Aurea')
ht: 10 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide in many years
ha: upright-arching, branches mostly 45 degrees in angle, much like a golden Pfitzer Group juniper
lc: bright golden-yellow
or: Australia

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Lohbrunner'
ns: a listed name with Kenwith Nurseries, UK 2001

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Lutea'
ha: narrowly pyramidal
lc: bright yellow current growth, green the second and following years
frd: female cones yellow!
or: Dickson's Nursery, Chester, England 1895 - much before 'Aurea' and 'Donard's Gold'

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Minimax' ('Minima' invalid)
ha: dwarf, bun-shaped to mounded
lt: both juvenile and adult foliage, plants varying in shape with the amount of each type used in cuttings
or: R. Menzies, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA USA befoee 1962

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Pendula'
ha: pendulous, shoots drooping
or: private garden in Ireland
in: Hillier Nurseries 1952

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Pygmaea'
ht: 12cm tall x 10cm wide
ha: dwarf, dense, bun-shaped to mounded, sometimes subglobose
lc: dark green
lt: adult and juvenile foliage mix
or: Marchem, Carshalton Nursery, Surrey, England 1929

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Stewartii'
ha: dwarf, mounded
lt: scale-like, adult
or: Stewart, Ferndown Nurseries
so: denOuden & Boom say the originator "did not trouble to propagate it, and it died".

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Sulphur Cushion'
ns: a listed name, presumbly gold and mounded

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Sunshine'
ht: 7m tall x 4m wide in 10 years
ha: semi-weeping, vigorous
lc: bright golden all year
source (Cedar Lodge Nursery)

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Variegata' (lebretoni Hillier)
lc: irregularly mottled white
or: known in Europe since before 1866 when Nelson described it

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Violacea'
ha: branches elongated, horizontal, sparsely branched
ns: the name is curious. Did it have violet tints to the foliage or cones?
or: Europe since before 1867

Cupressus macrocarpa 'Woking' ('Mrs. Anley's Variety')
ht: 25cm
ha: pyramidal, dwarf, 2cm annual growth rate
lt: juvenile foliage
lc: bright green
or: Jackman's Nursery, near Woking, England before 1962

Cupressus sempervirens f. stricta 'Cereiformis'
ht: 12m tall x 0.6m wide (original tree in 1859)
ha: very narrowly fastigiate, quite dense
or: Ferrand Nursery, Cognac, France c. 1838

Cupressus sempervirens 'Contorta'
ha: branchlets twisted, slower growth
frt: cones said to be notched

Cupressus sempervirens 'Cost of Living'
ns: a listed name from collections

Cupressus sempervirens f. flagelliformis
frt: cones subglobose to globose, scale peltate, mucro larger than f. sempervirens

Cupressus sempervirens 'Fortusellii'
ha: dwarf, shrubby, compact, branches erect and shorter
lc: more glaucous

Cupressus sempervirens GAMME MISTRAL (3/5)
ht: 25-30m
ha: upright, semi-horizontal, slightly irregular, similar to a semi-wide seedling of species, not narrow nor
ha: fasitigiate as with companion introduction SANCOREY

dr: proven canker resistant
so: (online catalog 2005), with color photo

Cupressus sempervirens f. stricta 'Glauca' ('Stricta Glauca')
ha: columnar
lc: blue-green - more blue than species typical but never as blue as the bright C. glabra.
or: California as bluer seedlings of f. stricta
ns: this is a questionable name. denOuden & Boom do not recognize it.

Cupressus sempervirens f. stricta 'Gracilis'
ht: 3m tall x 0.7m wide
ha: narrowly columnar to fastigiate, superior to f. stricta in New Zealand as it proves denser and less fragile
lc: bright green
ns: a doubtful name in Latin form.
or: New Zealand

Cupressus sempervirens f. globulifera (Parl.) Parl.
frt: female cones globose, 8-10 scales, scales convex, mucro shorter

Cupressus sempervirens f. stricta 'Gold Rocket'
ha: narrow fastigiate
lc: more intense pale gold than 'Swanes Golden' in many seasons

so: source (Cedar Lodge Nursery)

Cupressus sempervirens f. stricta 'Green Pencil'
ns: a selected clone of f. stricta type, very narrow by most reports

Cupressus sempervirens f. stricta 'Green Spire'
ha: narrowly fastigiate
or: a selected, named clone of f. stricta features

Cupressus sempervirens f. horizontalis
ha: branches more or less horizontal, angled mostly 50-90 degrees, broadly pyramidal overall. There are
ha: numerous intermediates to the more narrowly pyramidal f. sempervirens (30-45 degrees perhaps).
id: species typical is intermediate between this and the f. stricta. It is good botanical form as it differs
id: in a single trait.
geo: it occurs in the Aegean and Near East with regularity but is found everywhere the species grows.

Cupressus sempervirens var. indica
ha: pyramidal, compact
frt: cones globose, scales mucronate and acute
geo: soutner Himalayas

Cupressus sempervirens 'Karoonda' ('Nitschke's Needle')
ht: 15 ft. tall x 1 ft. wide
ha: narrowly fastigiate, needle-like in fact
lc: dark green
frq: said to cone well

'Laredo Candelabra' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. Fall 2004. The rich aqua foliage, the architectural habit, and all those nice cones make this a stunning tree.

Cupressus sempervirens 'Laredo Candelabra'
ha: upright with outward-arching branches like a candelbra's arms, a very picturesque clone
lc: rich blue-green, a very lovely color as the photo above illustrates.
frq: it produces numerous female cones at the Raulston Arb. even as a young 6 foot plant
Heronswood Nursery

Cupressus sempervirens 'Monstrosa'
ha: dwarf, branches thicker and short, often fasciate or irregularl monstrose

Cupressus sempervirens f. horizontalis 'Pendula'
ha: spreading, tips nodding
id: Carriere and others consider a variant of the f. horizontalis

Cupressus sempervirens f. protuberans
frt: female cone scales swollen and bulged, angular, mucro is short, thick, and pointed

Cupressus sempervirens f. stricta 'Roylei'
ha: narrowly upright
lc: bright green

Cupressus sempervirens f. stricta SANCOREY 'Jr 2000' (3/5)
ha: narrowly fastigiate as the best clones of f. stricta
lc: dark green
dr: proven canker resistant
so: (online catalog 2005), with color photo

Cupressus sempervirens f. sphaerocarpa
frt: female cones globose, scales 10-12 (see f. globifera), scales obtuse at apex, mucro short and blunter

Cupressus sempervirens f. stricta ('Stricta', 'Fastigiata')
ht: 15-30m - trees as old as 300 years are found in Europe
ha: fastigiate to narrowly columnar, usually 10-20 times tall as wide
lc: dark green
prop: seedlings will vary in their width and color. Many clones are selected and named.
or: known since the times of the Greek and Romans. It is called the Italian cypress for this reason. It is
or: possibly just a selection that came true from seed. But best evidence suggests it may be considered part
or: the wild, early populations. If it proves to be a cultigen the name Stricta Group would be appropriate.
ns: this is an ideal botanical taxon, differing in a single trait but occuring in the wild.

Cupressus sempervirens 'Sunshine'
ns: a listed ame from collections c. 2001, undoubtedly a golden variation.

Cupressus sempervirens f. stricta 'Swanes Golden' ('Swanes', 'Swain's Gold')
ht: 2.5m tall x 50cm wide in 10 years
ha: narrowly columnar, it is slower than some f. stricta seedlings
lc: bright golden yellow the first year, even in light shade, second year growth and older is dark green.
or: Swane Brothers Nurseries, New South Wales
lu: one of the brightest narrow conifers in existance. Not as tolerant of salty wind as var. stricta perhaps.
lu: also needs good drainage.
ns: the spelling used by Dirr and others is incorrect given the name of the originating firm.

Cupressus sempervirens f. stricta 'Swane's Variegated' ('Swanes's Variegata')
lc: green mottled in yellow
ns: listed by Stanley and Sons 2002

Cupressus sempervirens 'Thujifolia' (monstruosa Gord. NOT Carr.)
ha: vigorous, sprays flattenned as Thuja
or: France before 1855

Cupressus sempervirens f. stricta TINY TOWER™ 'Monshelby' (12/00)
ht: estimated 25-30 ft.tall
ha: narrowly fastigiate, more compact and shorter than typical f. stricta, more in scale for smaller spaces
lc: blue-green (as typical)
or: West Covina Nur., Santa Barbara, CA USA as sport.
photo, wholesale source:
Monrovia Nursery

Cupressus sempervirens f. stricta 'Totem' ('Totem Pole'?)
ht: 4m tall x 50cm wide in 10 years
ha: narrowly columnar, dense, more wind resistant than some f. stricta
lc: darker green than 'Gracilis'
lt: foliage "more coarse" than 'Gracilis' (Cedar Lodge)
ch: more cold hardy than some f. stricta selections
source (Cedar Lodge Nursery)

Cupressus sempervirens f. umbilicata
frt: female cones subglobose, scales mostly 10, mucro short with obtuse apex

Cupressus sempervirens 'Variegata'
lc: mottled pale yellow and white throughout the spray.

Cupressus torulosa 'Aurea'
ha: pyramidal, pendulous branches
lc: golden-yellow
ns: a questionable name in Latin form

Cupressus torulosa 'Batley'
ht: 7m tall x 2.5m wide in 10 years
ha: narrowly pyramidal with slightly weeping tips
gr: vigorous
lu: useful for hedge or shelter belt
source (Cedar Lodge Nursery)

Cupressus torulosa 'Corneyana' (pendula)
ha: pendulous, sprays more wide-spreading and flatter

Cupressus torulosa 'Elegans'
ha: branches shroter, denser, often in flat-planes and fern-like, tips often nodding

Cupressus torulosa 'Erecta Glauca'
ha: more erect
lc: silvery-blue

Cupressus torulosa 'Ericoides'
ha: shrubby, often open
lt: juvenile, leaves divergent
lc: often brown tinged in winter

Cupressus torulosa 'Fernside'
ht: 3m tall x 2.5m wide in 10 years
ha: lacy green effect
or: South Island, New Zealand
source (Cedar Lodge Nursery)

Cupressus torulosa 'Juniperoides'
ha: arching-spreading, said to resemble "a juniper"
lt: adult, scale-like

Cupressus torulosa 'Majestica'
ha: larger, taller, more vigorous, branches thicker
lt: adult, scale-like

Cupressus torulosa 'Microcarpa'
ha: branches widely spreading, elondated, often decurved
frt: female strobili smaller, very regularly globose

Cupressus torulosa 'Nana'
ha: dwarf, compact
so: probably lost to gardens

Cupressus torulosa 'Variegata'
lc: variegated in some manner. It is not reported today.

Cupressus torulosa 'Viridis'
lc: bright, glossier green, lacking glaucous wax