A fine rare tree introduced into cultivation in 1884. It received an Award of Garden Merit 1984 and an Award of Merit in 1988. The species is a long-lived tree of the cloud forests of North West North America.
The young example in Belfast Botanic Gardens is already producing cones. It is planted in the grass to the south of the Tropical ravine and should eventually reach about 25m.
Until recently this was in the genus Xanthocyparis. You may find it described elsewhere under this name or the genus Cupressus.
|Afghan Hound tree in Belfast Botanic Gardens||Pendulus branches of Afghan Hound tree|
|Male cones (pollen cones) of Afghan Hound tree||Detail of pollen cones|
|Female cones of Afghan Hound tree|
Photos taken in Belfast Botanic Gardens in 2010. Copyright: Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens.
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