Cypress Trees

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Asked by Anonymous on December 11, 2010
Cypress Tree

I bought a small cypress tree for Christmas with the idea of planting it outdoors in the spring, but it’s not doing too well. What can I do? I’ve followed the directions that came with it and have even repotted it in a larger pot, but it still looks sad.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Many times live trees for Christmas are sold after being stored outdoors. This means that they are already in their dormant phase and when you bring them back indoors, they get confused and start to die. As soon as you can (after the holidays), move the tree back to a cool location, like a garage or a shed so that it can go back into its dormant state.

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Asked by Anonymous on December 14, 2010
Arizona Cypress

We are planning to plant a screen of trees along the road frontage of our property, the approximate length is 1800 feet. We have selected the Arizona Cypress, as it’s very hardy and grows well in all types of soil, is both sun and wind tolerant, and fast growing.

As we wish to have a screen, how far apart should we plant the trees? We have been told to plant them every six feet, but this seems far too close to me. Also, when is the best time to plant them?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If you want them for a screen, 6' is about right. They will grow into each other, but that will create a solid screen. You could go as wide as 10'-12' if you are looking to save some money but still want to have a good screen.

The best time to plant will be in the spring.

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Asked by Anonymous on February 10, 2011
Italian Cypress

Just wanted information on the Italian cypress. I live in Zone 7 and just wanted to know the hardiness of this tree.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Italian cypress is typically hardy down to zone 8. It can take temps as low at 10 degrees F.

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CaptainAng

The Italian Cypress is cold hardy in zones 7–11. Being a fast grower, it tends to grow naturally in an upright form.
This hardy evergreen requires full sun and well-drained soils. It tolerates many types of soils including, sand, clay, loam and acidic soils.
The Italian Cypress is also drought tolerant.

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Asked by Anonymous on May 4, 2011
Planting a Tree in a Pot

We were just given two cypress Boulevard Pom Pom trees as a gift and were wondering if they can be planted in large ceramic pots instead of in the ground (no room). If so, is there anything unusual we need to know? The pots are approximately twice as big as the root ball of the trees. The trees are approximately 3′ tall right now.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This tree does great in containers, and even makes an excellent candidate for training into bonsai specimens. You may find these articles helpful as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/containers/how-to-grow-container-trees.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/growing-trees-in-containers.htm

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Asked by aubdurb on May 9, 2011
Our Airizona Cypress Is Oozing Sap

We have an Airizona Cypress that is about 2 years old that has recently started oozing sap from its trunk and some of the branches have turned brown. We are wondering if it has a pest, or what may be causing this to happen?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It sounds like your tree has Seiridium canker. This article has more information:
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/objtwr/imported_assets/content/fcp/sc/tree/gn2004_013.pdf

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Asked by Anonymous on June 8, 2011
Leyland Cypress Planting Acorns

I was wondering if it was possible to plant acorns from my leyland cypress tree. They are still attached to the tree and about the size of large marbles. How would I go about doing this, and what would be the best time of year to do it? I am a new gardener and not sure how to start.

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Jackie

Lryland cypress trees don't produce viable seed. They can only be propogated from cuttings.

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Asked by coniferlover on June 17, 2011
100% Bark Removal

Someone (hooligan) has removed a narrow strip of bark from around the trunk of my cypress tree. Some of the upper branches are starting to turn brown. I realize this is serious damage. Is there anything I can use to repair the damage? There is none of the removed bark available. Thank you.

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coniferlover

Many thanks to "pink" for the advice. Will try it.

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pink

You could try sealing it with melted wax or there is this paint I believe you can paint on to seal it up. Hope this work's for you

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