The Silver Cypress, also known as the Boulevard Cypress, is a dense, upright, broadly pyramidal, asymmetrical small tree that is grown for its handsome foliage.
It has soft, silvery blue-green leaves; Awl shaped, curving with a fine point but not prickly. Responds well to training and sculpting, so they are excellent choices for bonsai. Evergreen tree with a bronze winter color if exposed to wind. Good heat tolerance. Keep outdoors.
|Maximum Reachable Height
||upto 12 feet
||easy to medium
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Planting And Care
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Throughout the spring, summer, and fall your Bonsai should be positioned where it will receive sufficient sun.
It should be protected from wind and draft.
The soil should be well-drained and fertile for growing plant.
Water the plant when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.
Do not overwater the plant.
Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in the winter and rainy season.
Application of Fertilizer
During the main growing season (April - August) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
Repot every second year in spring with root-pruning, older trees every third year.
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Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
keep away from the AC Vents.
Do not overwater the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
Silver cypress Bonsai care:
||2 to 4 hour of direct sunlight
||Rich, humusy, and well-drained soil.
||Trees cannot tolerate low temperatures or drafts.
||Fertilize once a month in the spring and summer and once every two months in the fall and winter.
Silver cypress Uses:
- The plant is used for ornamental purposes.
- It is generally kept in the living room, terrace, patio, etc