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DistributionGowen cypress is restricted to the Coast Ranges of central and
northwestern California [14,22,26]. Gowen cypress (Cupressus goveniana
ssp. goveniana) occurs in only two areas of Monterey County, California:
Huckleberry Hill, and between San Jose Creek and Gibson Creek .
Mendocino cypress occurs in a narrow, discontinuous strip along the
Mendocino County coast known as the "Mendocino White Plains" or "pine
barrens" [26,27]. A grove also occurs in Sonoma County . Gowen
cypress is cultivated in Hawaii .