Swamp CypressUpdated: May 16th, 2018
July 2nd 2015 May have another go at this
Original post 2013
Update: Not so: They were out of stock so money refunded.
I have finally bought two swamp cypress from trees-online.co.uk, for £120, to plant on and by Lowena's grave in the carr. They should arrive on 22nd August. Planning to cut a lot of surrounding willows to give them a good bit of light.
I've sent an email to say I am concerned that the young trees may be cultivated from cuttings and therefore have the same DNA, which means that if one succumbs to stress the other may too.
23rd July Received confirmation that they are grown from seed so each will have a unique DNA.
24th July After more research they may not be that unique as Swamp Cypress is monoecious, ‘Male and female strobili mature in one growing season from buds formed the previous year’. So it's very likely that each seed has the same DNA as the parent tree. Even seeds from different trees may have the same DNA if they in turn had the same parent.