Arizona Cypress, cupressus arizonica

Arizona Cypress, cupressus arizonica
Item# DA-azcypress
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 5000 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 63%; Where Harvested (location) - India

The Arizona Cypress is a steeple shaped tree with pale-green to gray-green color. The needles are extremely tiny and quite plentiful. They lay close the the branchlet in a scale-like arrangement and are about 0.1 inches long. The bark is very thin and delicate and reddish-brown in color. It splits into strips along the length of the tree. The cones are spherical in shape and woody. They mature in 2 years. Tiny yellow flowers are visible in the fall of the year. The Arizona Cypress grows from west Texas into New Mexico and Arizona as well as being found in southern California. It has also been successfully grown in Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, the Florida panhandle, southern Tennessee, and the Carolinas. It's also show substantial cold hardiness into North Carolina. It's wood is very hard, durable, and heavy. It's used for fence posts and poles in mine shafts. It has also become a very valued Christmas tree in the south. The Arizona Cypress can reach a height up to 80 ft. It's cold hardy to zone 7.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 48 hours, change water each day. Stratification: Cold stratify for 30 days. Germination: Sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp soil, keep moist, mulch seed bed.