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Care of the plant Cupressus funebris or Chinese weeping cypress.

Care of the tree Cupressus funebris or Chinese weeping cypress

The genus Cupressus, family Cupressaceae, includes about 30 species of trees native to Asia, Europe and America. Some species are: Cupressus funebris, Cupressus sempervirens, Cupressus sargentii, Cupressus arizonica, Cupressus macrocarpa, Cupressus atlantica, Cupressus dupreziana, Cupressus forbesii.

Common names: Chinese weeping cypress. This species is native to China.

They are evergreen trees with an elegant appearance and hanging branches that reach 25 meters (82 feet) in height. The small bluish-green scale-like leaves are up to 3 mm in length. They produce globose cones 12 mm (0.47") in diameter, green in color that turn brown over time.

They are used as isolated specimens in large gardens and in public parks. Young specimens can be grown in pots as indoor and greenhouse plants.

The Cupressus funebris needs a full sun exposure. They resist frost down to -10 ºC (14 ºF).

They grow well in any type of well-drained soil except alkaline soils. Transplanting is done in early spring.

Water regularly waiting for the substrate to almost dry completely. They resist heat well

Fertilize with a little compost at the end of winter.

They do not need pruning.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases but sensitive to excess water in the roots.

They are propagated from seeds sown in late winter.

Images of the tree Cupressus funebris or Chinese weeping cypress

Cupressus funebris
Cupressus funebris