Cupressus macrocarpa seeds - Monterey cypress

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Cupressus macrocarpa, commonly called the Monterey cypress, is an evergreen conifer in the cypress family of Cupressaceae. They can be commonly found as a landscape plant across the world, but are only naturally found along the coastline of California. They can grow up to 130 feet tall and have a trunk up to 8 feet wide in optimal conditions. C. macrocarpa is a vigorous and fast growing species with dense foliage, making them perfect for use as bonsai. Hardy to zones 7 to 11.

Cupressus macrocarpa seeds require a period of cold stratification to break dormancy and allow germination to take place. Soak the seeds for 24 hours in room temperature water. Remove the seeds from the water and place them into a ziplock bag without drying them. The seeds should be slightly wet, but not sitting in water. Leave the bag containing the seeds in a refrigerator for 4 to 6 week. After the period of cold, the seeds are ready for planting. Place the seeds on the surface of a well draining potting mix and cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. Keep the soil moist, but not soaking wet, between 65°F to 75°F for best results. Germination typically takes between 20 and 60 days. Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



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