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Himalayan Cypress Cupressus torulosa 100 Seeds USA Company

Himalayan Cypress Cupressus torulosa 100 Seeds USA Company

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Cupressus torulosa, commonly known as the Himalayan cypress or Bhutan cypress, is an evergreen coniferous tree native to the Himalayas, specifically found in regions like Bhutan, northern India, and Nepal. Here's a detailed description of this species:


It typically grows to a height of 20-40 meters (65-130 feet) tall, though exceptionally large specimens can reach up to 60 meters (197 feet).

The tree has a conical to columnar shape with a straight trunk and dense foliage.

The bark is dark brown to grayish-brown and becomes fissured and furrowed with age.

The foliage consists of scale-like leaves that are arranged in opposite pairs or whorls of three. The leaves are dark green above and have a glaucous (bluish-white) underside, giving the tree a distinctive appearance.


Cupressus torulosa produces small, spherical cones that are about 1-2.5 centimeters (0.4-1 inch) in diameter.

The cones start out green and mature to a brown color. They often persist on the tree for several years.


This species is typically found in mountainous regions at elevations ranging from 1,500 to 3,500 meters (4,900 to 11,500 feet) above sea level.

It prefers well-drained soil and thrives in locations with full sun exposure.

Cultural Significance:

Cupressus torulosa holds cultural significance in the regions where it is native. It is often planted in parks, gardens, and sacred groves.

In Bhutanese culture, it is associated with religious sites and is sometimes planted around monasteries and temples.

Ecological Importance:

As a coniferous tree, Cupressus torulosa contributes to the biodiversity and ecological stability of its native habitat.

It provides habitat and food for various wildlife species, including birds and mammals.


In addition to its cultural and ecological significance, Cupressus torulosa is valued for its timber, which is used in construction, furniture making, and as a source of firewood.

The essential oil extracted from its wood and foliage is also utilized in perfumery and aromatherapy. Hardy in zones 7-10.  


Growing Instructions for the Himalayan Cypress


The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted outdoors in the fall or winter for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy at any time of the year. 1. Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours. 2. Put the seeds in a ziplock bag. 3. Put the bag in the refrigerator and leave it there for 30 days. 4. Put some soil in a pot. 5. Sow the seeds on the surface of the soil. 6. Water the soil so that it is moist but not wet. 7. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.


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