Cypress Tree Seeds
We offer fresh Cypress seeds, when you receive these seeds, you will need to soak them in warm water for 24 hours, then cold stratify, then sow.
TRN733 Kashmir Cypress ( Cupressus cashmeriana )
Considered by some the most beautiful and elegant of all the cypresses, this small to medium-sized, slender tree has pendulous branchlets, densely covered with scale-like, bluish green leaves.
This beautiful evergreen conifer from south Tibet grows to 40 to 60 feet tall. It has a narrowly pyramidal shape with upright main branches and long (often several feet) pendulous branchlets bearing blue-green, aromatic foliage.
What sets this cypress apart from all others is its lovely blue foliage that hangs languidly from the branches with the same grace as a weeping willow. But unlike a willow, the Kashmir cypress holds its foliage year round. Not only is it beautiful but, in the right conditions, it is fast growing, reaching at least 20 feet in the first 10 years. It is a stunning lawn specimen and being evergreen also serves the practical use as a screen or barrier.
Kashmir cypress has a broadly conical, relaxed growth habit, meaning it is less rigid and upright than most cypresses. The foliage, in addition to it glaucous-blue beauty, is very aromatic, and hangs in pendulous, flat sprays. As the tree matures the weeping form becomes more pronounced and elegant. The fruit are small, round, marble-shaped cones that ripen to a rich coppery brown color. Kashmir cypress will quickly become the center-piece in any garden and is sure to attract comment.
This is a beautiful species, but it can also be a little fussy. It can easily be damaged in winds and may die in prolonged dry, hot weather. It is hardy to about 15-20°F. It makes a wonderful ornamental for USDA Zones 8b to 11.
TRN734 Mediterranean Cypress ( Cupressus sempervirens )
The picture shown is the 4000-year-old Cypress of Abarqu, Iran. Wikipedia
A medium to large conifer with dense, dark green foliage and a conical crown, distributed throughout the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.
Mediterranean Cypress has been widely cultivated as an ornamental tree for millennia away from its native range, mainly throughout the whole Mediterranean region, and in other areas with similar hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters, including California, southwest South Africa and southern Australia. It can also be grown successfully in areas with cooler, moister summers, such as the British Isles, New Zealand and the Pacific Northwest (coastal Oregon, Washington and British Columbia). It is also planted in Florida and parts of the coastal southern United States as an ornamental tree. In some areas, particularly the United States, it is known as "Italian" or "Tuscan cypress".
It is also known for its very durable, scented wood, used most famously for the doors of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, Rome. Cypress used to be used in distilleries as staves to hold mash ferments to make alcohol before the invention of stainless steel. Commonly seen throughout New Mexico, the Mediterranean Cypress is also known as the "drama tree" because of its tendency to bend with even the slightest of breezes.
It is slow growing but very robust and easy to grow in most temperate climates in USDA Zones 8 and above. Seeds need cold stratification for a month.
2358 Italian Pencil Pine ( Cupressus sempervirens
Height aprox 20 ft. : Width 30". Zones 8-10. The common deep
green narrow pencil pine is a very useful plant to use as an
accent plant in pairs at entrances. Makes a great avenue plant
or for use in landscaping in front of porches. Very hardy and
TRM471 Chinese Weeping Cypress ( Cupressus funebris )
Also known as Mourning Cypress and Funeral Cypress. It is cultivated as an ornamental tree, due to its graciously weeping form and texture, and planted in gardens and public parks in other warm temperate regions, such as California. It is used as a houseplant and conservatory tree in colder climates. Best suited for zones 8-11.