50 Italian Cypress Seeds (Cupressus Sempervirens) Seeds
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 sempervirensis 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, and 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'.
1. Scarification: Soak in water for 24 hours
2. stratification: None is required, but cold stratifying for 30 days will increase the germination rate