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Arizona Blue Cypress
Characteristics: Evergreen tree to 9-12 m
Seeds per packets: 10
Suited to Bonsai training.
A hardy fast-growing dense conical conifer the Arizona Blue Cypress produces attractive silver-blue green aromatic foliage Male and female flowers occur on the same tree, female flowers occur as small cones maturing to rounded scaled cones with an attractive blue tinge.
A handsome tree widely used in landscaping and hedging (plant 1 metre apart for hedging) Can also be grown in containers.
Occurs naturally in the mountains of Central Western Arizona.
Tolerant to most conditions, including coastal, prefers full sun, frost hardy and drought resistant.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C (68-71°F) for this species.
Cold stratification is recommended.
Cold treatment may not be critical for germination to occur in colder regions but should give increased germination rates.
This can be replicated by cold stratification in the refrigerator for 30 days. Alternatively over wintering in the garden in cold climates will assist germination.
General note: Seeds of many plant species are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
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