Mourning Cypress Chamaecyparis funebris

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Botanical Name:

Chamaecyparis funebris







Common Name:

Mourning Cypress

70-80 feet
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed. surface sow and keep moist, requires light for germination.
In a Nutshell:

Cupressus funebris (Chinese Weeping Cypress) is a species of cypress native to southwestern and central China. It may also occur naturally in Vietnam.
* Cupressus funebris is a medium-sized coniferous tree growing to 20-35 m tall, with a trunk up to 2 m diameter. The foliage grows in dense, usually moderately decumbent and pendulous sprays of bright green, very slender, slightly flattened shoots.
* Cupressus funebris 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. more...
* Cones can remain closed on the tree for a number of years, opening after the heat of a forest fire to scatter their seeds which then germinate and grow rapidly in the ashes of the fire. more...

The wood is hard, tough, white, durable, close grained. Used for general construction, agricultural implements etc.

The leaf is antiperiodic. It is used in the treatment of bleeding piles, excessive menstrual flow etc. A decoction of fruiting branches is used in the treatment of colds. more...
* Planted trees said to be 800 years old grow at Black Dragon Pool Mountain Temple near Kunming, Yunnan, China (International Dendrology Society, 1995 Year Book). more...
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