Botanical name: Cupressus Sempervirens
Germination Percentage : 70 to 80%
Viability: 1 Year
Harvesting time: January to February
Pencil Pine is commonly known as Mediterranean cypress, Tuscan cypress, Italian cypress etc. It is a medium sized coniferous evergreen tree, reaches upto 30 to 35 meters. The foliage grows scale-like in dense sprays, dark green in colour. It is widely cultivated as ornamental plant. It can grow in almost all weather.
The seeds are dark grey in colour. In industrian section, oil is extracted from seeds and is used in cosmetics.