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25 Arizona Cypress - Cupressus Arizonica Seeds
25 Arizona Cypress - Cupressus Arizonica Seeds
25 Arizona Cypress - Cupressus Arizonica Seeds

25 Arizona Cypress - Cupressus Arizonica Seeds

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Arizona Cypress Seeds  -  Cupressus Arizonica Var. Arizonica

It is a medium sized tree 50 to 60 feet tall and 15 to 30 inches in diameter. It is evergreen, with a dense, upright, conical crown and smooth reddish-brown bark that sometimes becomes fibrous with flat ridges.

Leaves are scale-like and grayish-green, bluish-green, or silvery, arranged opposite in pairs and tightly clasping the cord-like or four-sided twigs; they emit a fetid odor when crushed.

The cones are 3/4 to 1 inch in diameter, subglobose, dark reddish brown, with 6 to 8 shield-shaped woody scales. The cones mature in autumn of the second season but persist on the tree for many years.

Though it grows slowly under natural dry conditions, it is a rapid grower (up to 3 feet per year) on better soils with a good moisture regime.

Name: Arizona Cypress
Scientific name: Cupressus arizonica
Zone: 7 to 9
Plant height: 30-40 feet
Light requirements: full sun
Soil & water preferences: grows well in well-drained soils.

Growing instructions:

1. Scarification: soak in water for 24 hours
2. Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days
3. Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil