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Care of the plant Cupressus sargentii or Sargent's cypress.

Care of the plant Cupressus sargentii or Sargent's cypress

The Cupressus genus, Cupressaceae family, includes 30 species of trees native to Asia, Europe and America. Some species are: Cupressus sargentii, Cupressus arizonica, Cupressus sempervirens, Cupressus funebris, Cupressus atlantica, Cupressus forbesii, Cupressus macrocarpa. There are varieties such as Cupressus arizonica sulfurea, with yellowish green leaves, and Cupressus arizonica glauca, with bluish foliage.

Common name: Sargent's cypress. This species is native to California.

They are evergreen conifers with a pyramidal shape (sometimes shrubby) that reach 10-12 meters in height. The leaves are scale-shaped and deep green in color that contrasts with the reddish-brown stems. The flowers have no decorative interest.

They are used as isolated specimens, in bushy groups and even in pots.

Cupressus sargentii can be grown in direct sun or semi-shade exposures. They resist the heat of the Mediterranean summer and frosts down to -20 ºC.

The soil can be a garden substrate with 30% coarse sand.

They resist drought well; water every 15-20 days in summer, every 20-25 in spring and fall and every 40-50 days in winter.

They do not need fertilizers or pruning.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases.

They propagate by seeds sown in spring in sandy substrate; germination does not always take place as they require the intervention of fire.

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Cupressus sargentii
Cupressus sargentii
 

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