Cupressus darjeelingensis (Kashmir Cypress, Himalayan Cypress, Darjeeling Weeping Cypress, Hesperocyparis cashmeriana) is a medium-sized evergreen tree that typically grows to a height of 20-30 meters (65-98 feet).
Cupressus darjeelingensis (Kashmir Cypress, Himalayan Cypress, Darjeeling Weeping Cypress, Hesperocyparis cashmeriana) is native to the Darjeeling region of the Indian subcontinent, specifically found in parts of northeastern India, Bhutan, and Nepal. It grows in high-altitude areas, typically between 2,000 and 3,000 meters (6,500 and 9,800 feet) above sea level
It has a conical or columnar shape with dense, spreading branches. The foliage consists of scale-like leaves that are bluish-green or grayish-green in color. The bark is reddish-brown and becomes fibrous with age.
Adaptability: Darjeeling Cypress is adapted to the cool, temperate climates of the high-altitude regions where it is found. It can tolerate cold winters and prefers well-drained soils. It is often found growing on slopes and rocky terrain.
Conservation Status: Cupressus darjeelingensis is listed as a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Its populations are declining due to habitat loss, including deforestation and conversion of land for agriculture and development.
Uses: The wood of Cupressus darjeelingensis is highly valued for its durability and resistance to decay. It is used for construction, furniture making, and as a source of timber. The tree also has cultural and religious significance in the local communities where it is found.
Botanical Name : Cupressus darjeelingensis
Common Name : Bhutan Cypress , Kashmir Cypress
Height : 40-60 ft
Spread : 15-20 ft
Germination Info : No pre-treatment required
Hardiness zone : 8-11
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 2,800