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Pygmy Cypress
Hesperocyparis pygmaea
About Pygmy Cypress (Hesperocyparis pygmaea) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Pygmy Cypress (Callitropsis pygmaea) is a rare native tree that grows in central and northern California. It tends to grow at elevations from 100-2000 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

3.3 - 164 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Part Shade

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 38.0" - 50.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.48" - 0.84", Coldest Month: 44.4" - 47.6", Hottest Month: 60.7" - 71.0", Humidity: 0.01" - 17.87", Elevation: 176" - 935"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Callitropsis pygmaea,Cupressus pygmaea
Common Names: Mendocino Cypress

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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