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Cypress

Chamaecyparis spp.

Also known as

False cypress

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30m

Max

15m

2m

Min

2m

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Cypress Overview

Small genus of conifers originating from Eastern Asia and North America, usually columnar in shape. On plants less than a year old, leaves are needle-like, later developing into sprays that are flat and overlapping in adult trees. Male and female cones are produced and the leaves and bark are aromatic. This slow-growing genus has been widely cultivated as ornamental trees and for extensive landscaping use - hundreds of cultivar varieties have been bred for various traits including variegated/gold/bronze foliage, dwarf size, hedging and for its retention of the young needle-like leaves. Popular in rock gardens and for Bonsai.

Common problems with Cypress

How to propagate Cypress

Seed

Cuttings

Grafting

Special features of Cypress

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour

Hedge plant

Winter colour

Wind break

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