Italian Cypress

Cupressus Sempervirens

The unusually tall and narrow shape of the Italian Cypress is hard to miss; often tucked into confined spaces yet towering above nearby trees and buildings. It makes a striking vertical accent in the landscape, resembling a dark green exclamation point when viewed from a distance. Italian Cypress is recognized as the classic Mediterranean landscaping plant, but it has been in cultivation for centuries. Its tall form can be spotted throughout much of the world bordering driveways or entryways, and softening harsh lines of lofty buildings. Composed of aromatic wood that is durable and strong, this evergreen conifer makes an unparalleled windbreak or large screen when planted in dense groups or rows.

Light Needs: Partial to full sun.

Watering Needs: Drought tolerant once established.

Average Landscape Size: Rapid growing tree with a height of 15 to 30ft. and a spread up to 5ft.

Key Features: Pyramidal evergreen.

Blooms: N/A

Poisonous: No.

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