Monterey Cypress, cupressus macrocarpa

Monterey Cypress, cupressus macrocarpa
Item# DA-montereycypress
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Product Description

Inventory as of Jan 10, 2016: 5000 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 52%; Where Harvested (location) - India

The Monterey Cypress is a medium-sized evergreen tree with large cones and a with symmetrical crown when young or where protected. It often becomes irregular and flat-topped when exposed to high winds. The gnarled, picturesque Monterey Cypress is a favorite photographic subject. The 2 native groves are protected within Point Lobos Reserve and Del Monte Forest at Point Cypress. It is widely used as a hedge, ornamental, and windbreak along the California coastline and grown in forest plantations for lumber in South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. It leaves are opposite in 4 rows and more than 1/16" long. They are scalelike and blunt with a bright-green color. It's bark is gray, rough, and fibrous. It can reach heights between 60-80 ft. It's cold hardy to zone 6. It prefers moist, well drained soils but tolerates a wide range of soils. Adaptable to a wide range of conditions. Full sun is prefered.

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.