Cupressus sempervirens

Italian Cypress
Italian Cypress
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

80′ x 5-8′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Special Features

Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions, Drought Resistant, Screen

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15, 24″ Box, 36″ Box

Natural Growth Habit

Columnar

Sunset Garden Zones

4-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

8

Cupressus sempervirens (Italian Cypress) occurs naturally in southern Europe and western Asia. Some Italian cypress are remarkably tall slender almost pencil shaped trees that can reach 80 ft. Canopy spread is seldom more than 8 ft. This species and some others are the more typical conifers with spreading branches and wide crowns. The ordinary trees are not as popular as the pencil shaped trees. The foliage is needle-like and dark green at all times of the year. Cones develop only in climates that have a cool winter. Italian cypress likes fertile soil with good drainage. It usually thrives with little attention but grows best in full sun.

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