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Cupressus funebris - Chinese Weeping Cypress - 30 Seeds

Cupressus funebris - Chinese Weeping Cypress - 30 Seeds


Makes a great Bonsai specimen or Screen!


Cupressus funebris, commonly known as the Chinese Weeping Cypress is native to southwestern and central China growing as a medium-sized conifer growing to 20 - 35m in height, with a trunk up to 2m diameter.  The foliage grows in dense, slender, moderately pendulous sprays of bright green with slightly flattened shoots and the leaves are scale-like, 1-2mm long, up to 5mm long on strong lead shoots. 
Young trees up to about 5 - 10 years old hold their juvenile foliage with soft needle-like leaves 3 - 8mm long. 
The scented yellow flowers appear in Spring and when crushed, the foliage has the scent of grass.  The seed cones are globose, 8 - 15mm long, green maturing to dark brown and open at maturity to shed the seed.  The pollen cones are 3 - 5mm long, and release pollen in early Spring.
It is cultivated as an ornamental tree in warm temperate regions.
It can take a range of soils ranging from acid to alkaline, sandy to well-drained loam or peat in full sun.  It is very tolerant of hot, dry conditions although in Australia it is best suited to the southern states.  It is moderately frost tolerant. 
Cultivation is from seed and germination is improved by three weeks with the use of stratification/cold treatment.
This listing is for 30 seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds. 
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