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Italian Cypress
Need a tall exclamation point in your landscape? Look no further. The Italian Cypress has erect branches forming a very narrow columnar habit of growth. More details below!

Italian Cypress

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Italian Cypress
Cupressus sempervirens

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7b-10b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7b, where this Cypress tree is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring. That sadd, it will need a well-lit indoor location.



Special Attributes

The Italian Cypress has erect branches forming a very narrow columnar habit of growth. It is less than a tenth as wide as the tree is tall, growing up to 30 feet tall and only 3 to 4 feet wide. It has an extremely unique form that provides a classic distinction for Mediterranean themed landscapes, tall screens, and framing accents. The foliage grows in dense sprays that are rich green in color. The individual leaves appear scale-like and are produced on rounded shoots.




Landscape & Garden Uses 

Growing 15 to 25 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wise (depending on pruning), the Italian Cypress is ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings or in rows to form a tall and narrow privacy screen where space is limited. Also good for use to fill those tall, narrow spots in home foundation plantings. Makes a nice centerpiece in container gardens. A fine addition to the conifer garden, rock gardens, and the Xeriscape (low water needs).

Spacing:  2' apart for hedges and screens; or 6' or more apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

The Italian Cypress is easy to grow in a loose, well-drained soil of average to low fertility and full to mostly sun. Exceptionally low maintenance requiring little if any pruning to keep its narrow form.




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Cypress trees.






Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7b-10b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Coniferous Evergreen
Height at Maturity:  15-25', depending on pruning
Width at Maturity:  2-4'
Spacing:  2' apart for hedges and screens; or 6' or more apart for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Columnar, Upright
Growth Rate:  Fast
Foliage Color:  Dark Green
Fragrant Foliage:  Mild Pine Scent
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun
Water Needs:  Average, low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Drainage:  Well Drained
Soil pH:  5.5 - 7.5
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat



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