How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Cypress—Cupressus spp.
False cypress—Chamaecyparis spp.
Family Cupressaceae (Cypress family)

Plant Identification

Cypress and false cypress are coniferous evergreen trees. They are useful as hedges, screens, and specimen trees.

Optimum conditions for growth

Cypress and false cypress can grow in several climatic zones depending on the species. They do best when grown in full sun or only part shade. Cypress does best with little water once established; false cypress needs a little more water.

Yellow foliage
Yellow foliage of false cypress

Cypress tree
Cypress tree

Pests and disorders of Cupressus spp. and Chamaecyparis spp.



Environmental disorders





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