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Cupressus torulosa (Bhutan cypress, Himalayan cypress)

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Plant description

cupressus torulosa bhutan cypress

cupressus torulosa bhutan cypress.

Cupressus torulosa, the Bhutan or Himalayan cypress, is a large evergreen  tree with yellow green foliage. It is a fast growing conifer, ultimately to around 30 metres tall and 10 metres wide, and is used as a privacy plant as it is dense growing. If left unpruned, it is best for large gardens, for street planting, parks, and will make a good windbreak tree. It can be clipped to around 3 metres tall, and it will form a dense hedge. It grows best in a cool to mild climate.

The Bhutan cypress can be kept in a large container for some years, making it a good potted live Christmas tree.

The timber is fine and straight grained, and is aromatic, and resistant to termites and insects.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: 30 metres
Minimum height: 20 metres

Maximum width: 10 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
High frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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