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Cypress

Cupressus spp.

Conifers (Eng.), Sipres (Afr.)

Cypresses are evergreen cone-bearing plants that belong to the Pinophyta plant division that was estimated to contain eight families. Examples from this plant division include cedars, Douglas firs, cypresses, firs, junipers, kauri, larches, pines, hemlocks, redwoods, spruces, Yellow-woods and yews. Conifers is often used to refer to the group with the Latin word meaning "the one that bears cones". The majority of this division of plants are trees, but there are a few shrubs too.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Mature trees are harvested for timber

Propagation

Seed
Propagation is by seeds and can be specific to different species.

Special features

Hedge plant
Fine green evergreen leaves makes a perfect neat hedge.

Geography

Origin
Worldwide
Natural climate
Temperate to cold.

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Cupressaceae
Flower colour
Brown, yellowish
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problems can be specific to certain species and conditions they are grown under.

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