Cupressus guadalupensis Cupressaceae
Guadalupe Cypress ku-PRES-us
- Conifer, evergreen tree, 40-50 ft (12-15 m) tall, single trunk or dividing near base; bark is a rich
reddish brown, mottled with green and gray, smooth and flacking, gray brown at the base of large trunks.
Leaves scale-like, 1.5-2 mm long, light to dark green, sometimes with a slight bloom, the back side has
a dark resin gland. Male pollen cones 3-6 mm long, female seed cones nearly spherical or slightly
oblong, 2-4 cm long, brown to grayish brown at maturity, not waxy.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 9 Native to southern California and Baja Califonia
(Mexico)and endemic to its Guadalupe Island.