• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Cupressus cashmeriana

Kashmir cypress

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
Kashmir cypress

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  • Other common names Kashmir cypress

  • Family Cupressaceae

  • Genus Cupressus are vigorous, evergreen trees with flaking or scaly bark, often with columnar or narrowly ovoid crowns, small, often aromatic, scale-like leaves and small, spherical female cones

  • Details C. cashmeriana is an evergreen coniferous tree of conical outline, becoming broader with age, with long, flat, pendulous sprays of vivid glaucous blue scale-leaves

  • Plant range Bhutan

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Pendulous/Weeping

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H3

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height Higher than 12 metres

  • Ultimate spread 4-8 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 20-50 years

How to grow

Cultivation Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost (JI No.3) in full light, with good ventilation. Outdoors grow in any well-drained soil in full sun. Shelter from cold drying winds

Propagation Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame, in spring. Root semi-ripe cuttings in late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Architectural Coastal

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1

Pests Aphids, especially Cypress aphid which is active during summer, may cause dieback

Diseases May be affected by honey fungus or phytophthora. Cankers may cause the death of twigs and ultimately entire trees

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