Southern Oregon to northern California.
Sun, with cool, moist atmosphere and root conditions. Does not grow as well as other falsecypress in the Delaware Valley.
The species can be an impressive specimen or alle tree. The cultivars work well in larger rock gardens and where other dwarf conifers would be used.
Opposite, approximately 1/4" long. The lateral pair of scalelike leaves larger than the facial pair. Leaves typically with oil glands. Branchlets flatt
Silvery brown to reddish brown, deeply ridged and furrowed.
Monoecious, staminate- pink to crimson pistillate- steely blue.
Cones, 1/3" and globose, 8 peltate scales.
Seed, cutting, graft.
'Alumii' - columnar, blue foliage to 25'.
'Columnaris' - tight columnar habit, 15 - 20'.
'Oregon Blue' - broad, columnar, with blue foliage.
'Pembury Blue' - conical 25' (?), best blue (?).
'Stewartii' - conical to 30', golden yellow foliage.
'Winston Churchill' - conical, golden yellow foliage.