The Monterey Cypress is an ornamental conifer to be cultivated in rockeryand gardens next to the sea. Excellent windbreaker. It is also used in landscaping and reforestation works. Mosquito repellent.
It is a 15 to 20 m tall evergreen conifer with pyramidal shape. It has a deep green, needle-like foliage with aromatic lemon-scent. Tiny yellow flowers. Red cones filled with seeds.
Adapts to any soils. Fast growing. Good for pruning.
Depending on the geographical areas and altitude sowing can take place from February to April. To obtain a more regular and faster germination stratify in cold the seeds for 60-90 days before the sowing. It is possible to use a sowing substrate for potting or soil from the garden together with a sowing substrate if the sowing is made directly into the garden. The substrate must be wet but not soggy until the germination is completed.