Glyptostrobus pensilis

Chinese Swamp Cypress

This is very rare and unique seed, not just in availability but also in appearance and seed characteristics. It is extremely difficult to establish a germination % on this seed, due to it's nature. The indication on this seed does not give any guarantee unfortunately.
In Stock: 1.376 lb (Total:1.376lb)
  • Glyptostrobus pensilis

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1.38 lb


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1.38 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Glyptostrobus pensilis, commonly known as the Chinese Swamp Cypress, is a majestic and rare tree species that can grow up to 30 meters tall with a trunk diameter of up to 1 meter. It has a unique conical shape that adds an attractive touch to river banks, ponds, and swampy areas. The leaves are deciduous and spiral, and the cones mature to yellow-brown and open up to release small winged seeds. It is nearly extinct in the wild due to overcutting for its valuable decay-resistant, scented wood. However, it is planted along the banks of rice paddies to reduce soil erosion. The wood is high quality, aromatic, resistant to termites and insects, and easy to work with. It is used for a wide range of purposes, including cabinet work, fine art articles, musical instruments, office furniture, and turnery. The Chinese Swamp Cypress is an excellent addition to any outdoor space, and its unique shape and attractive foliage make it a must-have for nature lovers and garden enthusiasts.

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