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Hesperocyparis lusitanica

Cedar-of-Goa, Mexican Cypress, Mexican White Cedar

In Stock: 6.285 lb (Total:8.953lb)
  • Cupressus lusitanica

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Seed lots

2.7 lb
6.3 lb

Details

Germination:
53%
Germination test:
cut
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
80,300
Quantity:
6.28 lb
Collected in:
Guatemala
Crop year:
2022
Min. hardiness zone:
9
Inventory ID:
698991

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days
Germination
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: seed can be treated with Captan (4 tablespoons/gallon of water) during stratification to prevent fungal problems 

Introducing the stunning Hesperocyparis lusitanica Cedar-of-Goa, also known as the Mexican Cypress or Mexican White Cedar. Native to Mexico and Central America, this evergreen tree grows up to 40m tall with a conic to ovoid-conic crown. It has drooping branchlets and dark green to somewhat yellow-green foliage that grows in dense sprays. The seed cones are globose to oblong and green at first, maturing brown or grey-brown about 25 months after pollination. This fast-growing and drought-tolerant tree has been introduced to different parts of the world and is widely cultivated as an ornamental tree and for timber production. It has been planted for windbreak curtains, fighting soil erosion and creating artificial forests in lands originally lacking. Don't miss the chance to add this stunning tree to your collection.

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