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Cupressus sempervirens ‘Swane’s Golden’ (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)
Cupressus sempervirens ‘Swane’s Golden’ (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)

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Zones 8, 9, 14-24
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Cupressus cashmeriana

Kashmir Cypress
Cupressaceae
Evergreen, Trees

CUPRESSUS

These conifers have tiny scalelike leaves that are closely set on cord-like branches and bear interesting globular, golf ball–size cones made up of shield-shaped scales. They need little pruning.

Cupressus cashmeriana (photo courtesy of San Marcos Growers)
Cupressus cashmeriana (photo courtesy of San Marcos Growers)

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Cupressus cashmeriana

Native to Kashmir and Tibet. Striking, narrowly pyramidal tree, 40–60 ft. tall and 15–20 ft. wide. Main branches are upright but produce beautiful long, pendulous, flattened branchlets of aromatic blue-green foliage. Best with regular water. Not tolerant of strong winds or extreme heat.

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