ITALIAN CYPRESS (Cupressus sempervirens)

Evergreen: Yes
Size: Large
Bloom Period: Inconspicuous Flowers
Exposure: Sun
Category: Trees

Landscape Uses:
Plant in a formal garden or as an accent. Plant in a row for an impressive screen.

Plant Description: Italian Cypress has a very narrow upright growth habit reaching heights of forty to fifty feet tall with a width of only three to five feet.  The short branches hold the bluish-gray scale like foliage closely to the center of the plant forming a dense column.  Once established Italian Cypress is drought and heat tolerant but are susceptible to spider mites.  This unique plant works great in a formal landscape.

 

Cupressus sempervirens ‘Monshel’ or Tiny Towers is a shorter variety only reaching a mature size of twelve feet in height.

 

Cupressus sempervirens ‘Glauca’ is a variety that has bluish foliage.

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