This large, noble tree of dense, columnar habit and slightly dropping sprays is a hybrid of the Alaska Cedar and Monterey Cypress. It is not a true Cypress, so the name is spelled as one word. Growth is 60-70’. Flattened foliage sprays are composed of gray-green, tiny scale-leaves overlapping each other. Spherical, brown cones are small, under 1” in diameter. The scaly bark is reddish brown. These trees are valued for their rapid growth. Native: Europe.
This bushy lilac grows 8-10’ high with single, bright-pink panicles that are often 4-8” long. It blooms in mid to late May and early June. It has a light fragrance. The dull, green leaves grow in an opposite pattern. The fruit is an 1/2” capsule. Native: China.
L-16 Syringa villosa x prestoniae ‘Donald Wyman’ This lilac has deep-pink to almost reddish buds and flowers. It grows 8-10’ and blooms in mid to late May and early June.
L-17 Syringa villosa x prestoniae ‘Minuet’ The Minuet lilac has light purple buds and light lavender flowers. The leaves are large and dark green. The bush grows 6-8’.