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 forbesii
Native to the coastal mountains of Southern California. Low-branching tree to 10–25 ft. tall and 20 ft. wide, with cherry red bark and green foliage. Very fast growing. In fact, it may get too top-heavy for the size of its root system; keep it on the dry side to slow growth, thus lessening the likelihood that the tree will topple in strong winds. Useful as a hedge or screen.
Tough, trouble-free desert trees valued for floral display, shade, and colorful bark. Clusters of smal...
Native to the coastal mountains of Southern California. Low-branching tree to 10–25 ft. tall and...
Native to the deserts of Southern California, Arizona, and Baja California. In gardens, it grows fast ...