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Cupressus torulosa

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Himalayan Cypress (Cupressus torulosa) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Himalayan Cypress

Himalayan Cypress

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Himalayan Cypress (Cupressus torulosa) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Himalayan Cypress foliage

Himalayan Cypress foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  50 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  8

Other Names:  Bhutan Cypress

Description:

A tall pyramidal tree with lovely fine foliage that may be slightly pendulous at the tips; the base of the tree may become more rounded with age; ideal as a formal specimen or screen

Ornamental Features

Himalayan Cypress has attractive dark green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Himalayan Cypress is an open evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Himalayan Cypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Windbreaks and Shelterbelts

Planting & Growing

Himalayan Cypress will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Screening  Windbreak 
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