Cupressus cashmeriana

Cupressus cashmeriana

Latin Name: Cupressus cashmeriana Royle ex Carrière

Common Name: Bhutan Cypress, Kashmir Cypress

Distribution: West central Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh

Habitat: Monsoon forest of Eastern Himalayer and south west China at moderately high altitudes of 1,250–2,800 metres

Description: Tree with a conical crown or narrowly pyramidal habit with long pendulous graceful branches of blue grey foliage. Grows up to 25m high & 10m spread. Cones are greenish-yellow with a glaucous covering 2cm wide.

Propagation:Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame, in spring. Root semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Cultivation: Grow in full sun in mild conditions (min temp. 0°C) in a sheltered position protected from cold winds; Needs a fertile well drained soil.

Uses: National tree of Bhutan, where it is often associated with places linked to the Buddhist religion.

Restrictions: IUCN listed

RBGE Data (May 2012):

  • Accession number: 19696579
  • Source:Unknown
  • Provenance: Garden Origin/Unknown
  • Location:Temperate Lands House

Check the RBGE Living Plant Database


  • SubClass: Coniferopsida
  • Order: Pinales
  • Family: Cupressaceae