Latin Name: Cupressus cashmeriana Royle ex Carrière
Common Name: Bhutan Cypress, Kashmir Cypress
Distribution: West central Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh
Habitat: Monsoon forest of Eastern Himalayer and south west China at moderately high altitudes of 1,250–2,800 metres
Description: Tree with a conical crown or narrowly pyramidal habit with long pendulous graceful branches of blue grey foliage. Grows up to 25m high & 10m spread. Cones are greenish-yellow with a glaucous covering 2cm wide.
Propagation:Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame, in spring. Root semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.
Cultivation: Grow in full sun in mild conditions (min temp. 0°C) in a sheltered position protected from cold winds; Needs a fertile well drained soil.
Uses: National tree of Bhutan, where it is often associated with places linked to the Buddhist religion.
Restrictions: IUCN listed
RBGE Data (May 2012):
- Accession number: 19696579
- Provenance: Garden Origin/Unknown
- Location:Temperate Lands House
- SubClass: Coniferopsida
- Order: Pinales
- Family: Cupressaceae