I bought this cypress from Walter Anderson nursery in San Diego for $19.99 on September 20, 2020. It is a variety of Monterey cypress, so I believe the current scientific name is Hesperocyparis macrocarpa, but the tree was labeled with the older genus name of ‘Cupressus’. I am pleased with its development in the 2 years and 4 months that I have been working with it.
My future plans for this tree are to continue working on the main trunks as I let the foliage grow and then cut it back. I hope by leaving lots of foliage the lower trunk will thicken and a good nebari will form. Eventually I expect to develop the pads by clip and grow more than by wiring because the foliage is so fine.