Cupressus macrocarpa 'Fastigiata'

Branches almost upright forming a large columnar tree. A few old trees remain but this cultivar is no longer available. The name is probably best regarded as a group name for a range of fastigiate clones. Introduced to uk by Lambert in 1938 but occasionally arising spontaneously from seed batches.

Vic: Box Hill (Oval near Canterbury & Elgar Rds); Fitzroy (Edinburgh Gardens); Geelong (Johnstone Park); Melbourne (Domain near La Trobe's Cottage). Tas: Hobart (massive tree in front of Calvary Hospital, Anguston Rd, presumed to be this cultivar).

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Pinopsida
order     Pinales
family      Cupressaceae
genus       Cupressus L.
species        Cupressus macrocarpa Hartw.