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Cypress Query

Hi Everyone, 
Hoping someone can please help. We have a Cypress and absolutely love it, we have noticed that it has got hundreds of tiny pine cone shaped things on it, they come off very easily. I am not sure what they are, the tree is about 3 years old and this is the first time we have noticed it.

I am wondering if it’s just loads of tiny seeds or something? I have seen the nut type things they get and these cones are a lot smaller and softer and a different shape. 

Thanks in advance! :) 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    It’s flowering. 

    I think I’m right in saying that cypress trees produce male and female flowers on the same tree.

    The fertilised female cones will produce seeds. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098
    Yes - perfectly normal. Conifers of all types will be producing seed around now.  :)

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thanks so much both for your help. That’s reassured me :) 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098
    My car is currently being covered in pollen from the adjacent conifer in my garden. That can be a big problem if you're allergic, so just be aware of that too   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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