The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section IV. Deciduous Ornamental Trees

Cypress blooms in Carolina

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The Cypress blooms in Carolina about the first of February. The male and female flowers are borne separately, by the same tree; the first in flexible pendulous aments, and the second in bunches, scarcely apparent. The cones are about as large as the thumb, hard, round, of an uneven surface, and stored with small, irregular, ligneous seeds, containing a cylindrical kernel; they are ripe in October, and retain their productive virtue for two years.* (* N. A. Sylva. ii. 332.)