We first saw Cupressus cashmeriana, or Kashmir Cypress, on a narrow, rocky, windy footpath outside of Lhasa in southern Tibet. As we were making our way single file, the path would take us into full, blazing sun at the spine of the mountain and we would shed layers of clothing, burning up in the heat. As we made our way into the narrow valleys clad with tall trees, we were plunged into filtered light and suddenly we would get cold as the air was frigid and held no heat without benefit of the sun. This pattern repeated itself through several valleys and peaks. As we walked into a valley, we heard a beautiful sound coming closer. I was melodic, and intriguing at the same time. The melody rose and wavered unlike anything we had heard before. We stopped in a grove of beautiful Kashmir Cypress and just listened. As we stood, a group of Orange robbed monks made their way past us chanting as they went. It is something none of us will ever forget! This stunning member of the Cypress grows to 40 to 60 feet tall and forms a narrowly pyramidal shape with upright, curving main branches terminating in pendulous cascades of soft, blue-green, aromatic foliage. This is beautiful species is hardy to about 15-20° F. The name of this conifer has been disputed for many years and has gone under the name Cupressus himalaica var. darjeelingensis and C. torulosa var. cashmeriana. We sell this unique and beautiful tree in seven gallon containers while supplies last.