Cupressaceae (cypress family) Cupressus

Cupressus cashmeriana Kashmir cypress

Kashmir and Tibet
Cupressus cashmeriana, Kingscote Gardens. John Rawlings, ca. 2005

An exotic blue-green cypress with drooping branches and small ½-inch diameter cones (cf. C. funebris). A 7-foot high specimen was planted summer 2003 in the Kingscote Gardens front lawn. It did poorly; it was removed, as was its replacement. A third Kashmir cypress was planted near the same location in February, 2005. ‘Himalaya Darjeelingensis’ was planted near the Kingscote Garden pond in December, 2005, and another on the north side of the Arizona Garden in December, 2007.

Cupressus cashmeriana branchlet. From Trees of Stanford and Environs, Ronald Bracewell

Name derivation: Cupressus – classical Latin name for C. sempervirens ; cashmeriana – of Kashmir.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. John Rawlings documented the Kingscote replacements, and added the cultivar locations ca. 2008. Minor edits Dec 2017, Sep 2018 (SP).