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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Cupressus arizonica.

Material uses

Trees are very drought tolerant and are planted on slopes in its native range in order to prevent soil erosion[1]. Wood - soft, close-grained[2]. Hard, heavy and durable according to another report[1]. Used for general construction and fuel[2].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Cupressus arizonica.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Canopy

Ecological Functions

Earth stabiliser

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow late winter in a cold frame and only just cover the seed[3]. Three weeks cold stratification can improve germination rates[3]. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 2 months at 20°c. The seedlings are very subject to damping off so should be watered with care and kept well-ventilated[4]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. The seed can store for several years[4]. Cuttings of almost ripe wood, September in a frost-proof frame[5]. April/May is the best time to take cuttings[4].

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Cultivation

Thrives in a well-drained loamy or peaty soil[6]. Established plants are very tolerant of hot dry conditions and of drought[7]. Tolerates poor sandy soils[7] but is then more subject to insect damage in a succession of dry seasons[6]. Requires a sunny position[7].

A fast-growing and long-lived tree in the wild[1], this species is the hardiest member of the genus[6], though it is still somewhat tender in Britain, at least in the north of the country[6]. It succeeds in most of Britain once it is established[7]. The sub-species A. arizonica glabra. (Sudw.)Little. is a very hardy form, thriving in any soil from chalk to acid sands, this is the form most commonly grown in Britain[8]. Trees are fairly fast-growing in Britain, new growth takes place from late May until mid-September and can reach 60cm per year on young trees[9]. Cultivated as a timber tree in Italy and occasionally in other parts of Europe[10]. The young tree has an attractive pyramidal shape and is widely grown as a Christmas tree in its native range[1]. The seed takes two summers to develop[1]. Mature cones often remain closed on the tree[7], only opening after the heat of a forest fire[8]. Plants are subject to injury by the wind[6][7].

Trees are notably susceptible to honey fungus[8].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Cupressus arizonica.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Cupressus arizonica
Genus
Cupressus
Family
Cupressaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.5 Elias. T. The Complete Trees of N. America. Field Guide and Natural History. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. ISBN 0442238622 (1980-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.2 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.1 Bird. R. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 4. Thompson and Morgan. (1990-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.14.2 Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W. The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. Athens Ga. Varsity Press ISBN 0942375009 (1987-00-00)
  5. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.16.26.36.46.5 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
  7. ? 7.07.17.27.37.47.5 Rushforth. K. Conifers. Christopher Helm ISBN 0-7470-2801-X (1987-00-00)
  8. ? 8.08.18.28.3 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  9. ? Mitchell. A. F. Conifers in the British Isles. HMSO ISBN 0-11-710012-9 (1975-00-00)
  10. ? ? Flora Europaea Cambridge University Press (1964-00-00)

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