Italian Cypress Cupressus sempervirens

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Botanical Name:

Cupressus sempervirens

Family:

Cupressaceae

Genus:

Cupressus

Species:

sempervirens

Common Name:

Italian Cypress

Height:
100-115 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
7

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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.
Other: seed can be treated with Captan (4 tablespoons/gallon of water) during stratification to prevent fungal problems.
In a Nutshell:
* Cupressus sempervirens , the Mediterranean Cypress (also known as Italian, Tuscan, or Graveyard Cypress, or Pencil Pine) is a species of cypress native to the eastern Mediterranean region , in northeast Libya , southeast Greece ( Crete , Rhodes ), southern Turkey , Cyprus , Northern Egypt , western Syria , Lebanon , Israel , Malta, Italy , western Jordan , and also a disjunct population in Iran . more...
* A popular wood for building uses, cabinet making and wardrobes, especially since it retains its fragrance, repels moths and is impervious to woodworm.
* An essential oil is distilled from the shoots. It is used in perfumery and soap making. more...
Usda description:
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