SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden - Claremont, CA and Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA and UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA
Tolerates serpentine soils.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Northern California.
A Hesperocyparis macnabiana in Amador County is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 55 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 155 inches and a crown spread of 45 feet.
Rounded or Vase Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 20 - 40 feet.
Width: 20 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Scalelike, Gray Green or Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown, Red or Mostly Green Cone, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Wildlife use it.
Bark Dark Brown, Red Brown or Dark Gray, Fibrous, Furrowed or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8 - 14 and 18 - 20.
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun.
Clay or Loam Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered Low.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Hesperocyparis macnabiana Tree Record." 1995-2019. Jan 22, 2019.
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