What Is This Tree?

We saw these trees on our trip to California. I just love them. They are much more interesting to me than the typical evergreen "screen" trees you see around here! But what are they?

Laurel from Port Orchard, WA

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September 10, 20080 found this helpful

I believe they are Cyprus trees.

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September 10, 20080 found this helpful

I think they are known as juniper trees.

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September 10, 20080 found this helpful

Those are columnar junipers.

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September 10, 20080 found this helpful

These are commonly known as Italian Cypress trees. Here's a link to more photos and info http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53329/

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September 11, 20080 found this helpful

This looks like Italian cypress. Height 30-40 ft. An unusually narrow and columnar tree with dense dark green foliage. Very formal profilt. Plants with multiple leaders make interesting irregular specimens. Zone 8

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September 11, 20080 found this helpful

Those are Italian Cypress trees.

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September 11, 20080 found this helpful

They are pencil pines - I do not know their botanical name - they are very common in Australia

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September 11, 20080 found this helpful

They are Italian Cypress. We had them in our yard when we lived in California.

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September 11, 20080 found this helpful

Cypress is the type, and Sky Pencil is the variety.

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September 12, 20080 found this helpful

Funny now that I think of it I have never seen these in Missouri but tons out in San Diego! :)

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September 13, 20080 found this helpful

They look lovely now, but they will surely split down the middle and decay then from the middle.

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