Arizona Cypress Cupressus arizonica
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In Stock: 0.37 lb
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 30 days.
sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
seed can be treated with Captan (4 tablespoons/gallon of water) during stratification to prevent fungal problems.
In a Nutshell:
* It is a medium-sized evergreen tree with a conic to ovoid-conic crown. It grows to heights of 10-25 m, and its trunk diameter reaches 0.5 m. The foliage grows in dense sprays, varying from dull gray-green to bright glaucous blue-green in color. The leaves are scale-like, 2-5 mm long, and produced on rounded (not flattened) shoots. The seed cones are globose to oblong, 15-33 mm long, with 6 or 8 (rarely 4 or 10) scales, green at first, maturing gray or gray-brown about 20–24 months after pollination. The cones remain closed for many years, only opening after the parent tree is killed in a wildfire , thereby allowing the seeds to colonize the bare ground exposed by the fire. more...
* A conifer of narrow conical form with green, gray-green, or blue-green foliage; shiny reddish brown bark exfoliates in scales; likes heat, drought, and full sun; best in dry western regions.
* Trees are very drought tolerant and are planted on slopes in its native range in order to prevent soil erosion. more...