Cupressus sempervirens (Italian Cypress) seeds
Height: 5m, Spread: 1m
Position: Sun and well drained soil, sheltered from very cold. prevailing winds.
Packet of 50 seeds
Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of the year. Sow in pots on the surface of a moist, good quality seed compost and seal in polythene bag. Place in the fridge or other cold place between 2-5C for 3 weeks. [If sowing a large quantity, mix seeds with a small quantity of compost/vermiculite and place in a resealable bag in the fridge, then sow into pots/trays] After this, move to a propagator or seal in a polythene bag and maintain an optimum temperature of 18-22C. Germination can be slow and erratic but should occur after 30-90 days. As the seedlings emerge, gradually increase ventilation by opening the bag or propagator vents.
Growing Instructions: Grow the seedlings on in cooler conditions with plenty of light, but shaded from direct sun, repotting as necessary. Young trees will need winter protection from severe frost for the first couple of winters until well established. Likes a sunny position away from very cold, prevailing winds.