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50 Italian Cypress Seeds - Seed World
50 Italian Cypress Seeds - Seed World
50 Italian Cypress Seeds - Seed World

50 Italian Cypress Seeds

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Italian Cypress Seeds (Cupressus sempervirens)

  • Scientific Name: Cupressus sempervirens
  • Leaf color: evergreen
  • Hardiness zone: 7 through 10
  • Plant height: 40-70 feet
  • Light requirements: full sunlight
  • Soil & water preferences Grow well in sandy loam, well-drained, or medium wet soils.

Cupressus sempervirens the Mediterranean cypress (also known as Italian cypress, Tuscan cypress, graveyard cypress, or pencil pine), is a species of cypress native to the eastern Mediterranean region, in northeast Libya, southern Albania, southern coastal Croatia (Dalmatia), southern Greece, southern Turkey, Cyprus, northern Egypt, western Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Malta, Italy, western Jordan, and also a disjunct population in Iran.

Cupressus sempervirens is a medium-sized coniferous evergreen tree to 35 m (115 ft) tall, with a conic crown with level branches and variably loosely hanging branchlets. It is very long-lived, with some trees reported to be over 1,000 years old.

The foliage grows in dense sprays, dark green in color. The leaves are scale-like, 2–5 mm long, and produced on rounded (not flattened) shoots. The seed cones are ovoid or oblong, 25–40 mm long, with 10-14 scales, green at first, maturing brown about 20–24 months after pollination.

The male cones are 3–5 mm long, and release pollen in late winter. It is moderately susceptible to cypress canker, caused by the fungus Seiridium Cardinale, and can suffer extensive dieback where this disease is common. The species name sempervirens comes from the Latin for 'evergreen'.

Growing Instructions:
1. Scarification: Soak in water for 24 hours
2. stratification: None required, but cold stratifying for 30 days will increase germination rate
3. germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, pack/tamp the soil, keep moist
Quantity: 50 Italian Cypress Seeds