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Germination of

Chamaecyparis obtusa

Japanese False Cypress Bonsai Tree: Sawara False Cypress Bonsai Tree, Hinoki False Cypress Bonsai Tree

Chamaecyparis obtusa

Chamaecyparis obtusa: Hinoki cypress seeds also require stratification. Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours, then place them in a plastic bag with a moist paper towel and refrigerate for 2-3 months. After stratification, plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mix, and keep the soil consistently moist. Germination can take 2-3 months.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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