Family: Cupressaceae, Cypress view all from this family
Description Evergreen tree with a slender trunk and narrow crown. Assumes a shrubby growth form in exposed sites. Bark dark brown to gray, furrowed, fibrous, 3 cm. thick (1.2 in.) splitting into long strands. Shoots occasionally reaching 10 mm. (.4 in.) Ovulate cones up to 25 mm. long (1.0 in.) Staminate cones 3-4 mm. long (.12 - .1 in.).
Dimensions Height: 10-15 m. (30-50 ft.)
Diameter: 0.9 m. (3 ft.).
Habitat Mountains, Scrub, shrub & brushlands.
Discussion One of the most widespread of the California Cypresses.
Named for the founder and director of Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum, Charles Sprague Sargent. Mr. Sargent authored the 14-volume Silva of North America.