Propagation Methods

Cupressus macrocarpa
Monterey Cypress

Propagated with:

Cutting - softwood, Seed

Seed:

Sow seeds late winter in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. Stored seeds do well with three/four weeks of cold stratification. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 2 months at 20c. The seedlings are very subject to damping off so should be watered with care and kept well-ventilated. 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.

Softwood:

April/May is the best time to take cutting.

Hardwood:

Cuttings of almost ripe wood, September in a frost-proof frame.

Air Layering:

Suckers:

Root Cuttings

Grafting:

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