• Italian Cypress for Sale

    Italian Cypress for Sale


Italian Cypress

Reg: $39.90
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Ships May 31st, 2016

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-t- Planting Mix
Italian Cypress Planting Mix

Helps your Italian Cypress get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocketâ„¢ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 7-11

Growing Zones 7-11 This plant is recommended for zones: 7-11
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40 ft. or trim to desired height

Mature Width:

5 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Cupressus sempervirens

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* Grows in an elegant, narrow fashion
* Shoots up to 3 ft. per year!
* Tolerant of many climates

Italian Cypress trees give height to your foundation plantings without taking up a lot of room.

Transforms any plain landscape. Architects use them to frame entryways, cover vertical drain-pipes, soften corners and vertical edges and even as elegant property dividers.

You can even plant them in large pots to frame your front entryway or to add elegance to your back patio or pool.

They grow almost everywhere... require little water, and can adapt to almost any soil type you may have. They even resist smog and frost damage!

Unlike most evergreens, the Italian Cypress does not grow in a pyramidal fashion. These popular new trees grow in a narrow, columnar fashion, practically reaching straight up without ever growing very wide.

When they reach the height you want, just cut the top.

These fast growers can shoot up to 2-3 ft. a year while giving you dense foliage, soft texture and symmetrical shape.

You'll be seeing a lot more of these in higher end new home developments. The Italian Cypress will sell out, so we recommend ordering while they're still available.

Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
My Italian cypress trees are planted as a border in a row. They are very drought tolerant and are growing well without staking. The trees have grown moderately fast - about 2 feet per year.
December 31, 2012
Slow process/trees ok
This was my first time ordering plants online, the delivery process is very slow, so make sure you dont count on the actual date of arrival. I kept checking online and the date was further pushed, I had planned around the first date to make sure I planted the trees and then when nothing arrived I had to figure out how to plant the trees another day. I work full time so I did not have time during the week when they arrived. As for the actual trees/plants they were well maintained and boxed up. One was on the smaller size but I guess it still met their online description.
September 18, 2014
Kennewick , WA, US
Growing Zone:
Received 2 stunningly healthy and happy trees. Treated them both the same but one died easily got a prompt replacement. Both are now doing beautifully in my desert landscape. Followed the 3 tips for growing great trees - water, water, and water
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Plant appears very healthy but slow to grow. Where I planted it does not get enough sun
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Ive planted the trees in a semi-circle around a european style, concrete fountain. They have more that doubled in size
December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
The three Italian Cypress trees were delivered in a carefully boxed 100 % condition along with the suggested planting instruction..Because of the deer I installed a wired fence around them till they .reach a more matured growth. (The young deer use the smaller trees to scratch their heads when they start growing antlers.

I'm looking forward to their matured height to enhance my version of a Tuscany back yard.
February 8, 2015
1 year ago
Italian Cypress
I really like my Italian Cypress. It is smaller than I thought it would be, but it is coming along just fine. I needed a tree that is narrow and this is just perfect. I am sure I will be ordering more trees and shrubs soon.
Thank you.
Arlyne Harriet Mirro
September 2, 2014
1 year ago
Tree has almost tripled in height. I have done little other than give it plenty of water.
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Nice little trees. They aren't growing as noticeably as my Green Giants, but then they're not supposed to. These Italian Cypress, however, are very beautiful and arrived quickly, healthy, and in good condition. I think they'll be just dandy in a few years
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Just received my 2 little healthy looking Italian Cypresses and planted them in 2 large planters on sides of my front door. I'm excited to watch them grow! Will definitely come back for more soon! Thanks so much!
December 31, 2012

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Italian Cypress

Italian Cypress Planting Diretions Place your Italian Cypress Tree in an area that gets at least six hours of sunlight a day. Italian Cypress Trees can tolerate shade but prefer full sunlight. For a full privacy screen plant your Italian Cypress Trees about three feet apart and their foliage will quickly fill in.

Italian Cypress Trees will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. To give your Tree an extra boost apply a slow releasing fertilizer at the beginning of Spring that's high in potassium.

while your Italian Cypress Tree is getting esablished water it twice a week for the first month by holding your hose and counting to 20. After the first month water your tree once a week up until 3 months, then give your tree water once every two weeks. Once your Italian Cypress Tree is established it won't need any extra water unless you're experiencing a drought or your winter is very windy and dry.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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It does not occupy much space to provide privacy in my small space at the side of the house...
Garry M on Apr 21, 2016
Our landscaper specified these in our plan for our pool area, not only for the growth rate but for the color and beauty of them to create various focal points as well as screening, along with other plants such as Little Gem Magnolias and Clumping Bamboo.
Johnny C on Apr 19, 2016
It does not occupy much space to provide privacy in my small space at the side of the house...
Garry M on Apr 21, 2016
I like the elegant touch that they add to landscapes and I feel optimistic from reading the positive reviews.
James A on Apr 20, 2016
Our landscaper specified these in our plan for our pool area, not only for the growth rate but for the color and beauty of them to create various focal points as well as screening, along with other plants such as Little Gem Magnolias and Clumping Bamboo.
Johnny C on Apr 19, 2016
We live in the city and back up to a noisy road. We think these trees will reduce some of the road noise. Plus, it's a lovely tree.
Alison S on Apr 17, 2016
My little lady loves them!!
Russell V on Apr 16, 2016
For research.
Jim A on Apr 15, 2016
Doug a on Mar 27, 2016
Time will tell if my decision was a good one. The price was defiantly a factor. This will be a great value should the trees prove to be healthy upon arrival and survive when planted. I'm willing to give it a chance for the value. I hope to come back and offer a follow-up after receipt and again after a few months when the trees establish in their new environment...
Harvey P on Mar 27, 2016
fit to my landscaping
Boling D on Mar 26, 2016
Not available in Redding, Ca at any of our nurseries. Needed three to complete my italian garden
Thomas D on Mar 17, 2016
I'm doing the landscaping around my new house DIY and I think these items would be unique in my community/neighborhood while adding curb-appeal.
Edwin F on Mar 17, 2016
Privacy screen. Planted July 2015, only 16" high upon planting. Area between two houses does not get much eastern and southern sun for very long during day but as they grow higher, they'll get more sun. Grew to 21-27" high by March 2016. The highest growing one has developed thicker trunk and is fuller. It is more sheltered near an outcropping of the house wall but also farthest from early morning shadow of neighbors tree. The other three doing fine, healthy, growing slower.
John O on Mar 16, 2016
To provide a privacy fence
robert m on Mar 13, 2016
To create a privacy on our balcony
Mark P on Mar 9, 2016
Add elegance to front yard
Britton M on Mar 7, 2016
To add a gorgeous property line divide between neighbor's property and ours.
Rachel C on Mar 1, 2016
I ordered 2 Italian Cypress trees because we just purchased a new home, and they are about to start construction. The house should be ready in about 6-7 months, so I wanted to get a head start and get the beautiful, tall, natural "columns" growing in a container this Spring & Summer, so we can place them at our grand front entrance. March-August are the best months to grow plants here in Central Florida, so hopefully everything works out & I can leave a 5star rating like everyone else!
Kyle P on Feb 29, 2016
will plant along swimming pool
Michael F on Feb 27, 2016
Fast growing, appears to be the best for privacy, good for zone 9.
Patrick C on Feb 24, 2016
They look beautiful, I saw them on trip to southern Ca
Gerardo P on Feb 19, 2016
for privacy
Carlos B on Feb 11, 2016
Along rectangular pool edge in straight line to create drama and privacy
Rosemary F on Feb 7, 2016
Relatively fast growing, little or no maintenance, privacy screen, narrow bottom to plant smaller bushes in front. Not too high.
Lori M on Jan 30, 2016
fast growing, size, great for privacy.
James O on Jan 17, 2016
Property divider that looks good. My realtor already gave me two.
Susan T on Jan 3, 2016
I love them and they were priced right
Deborah C on Dec 31, 2015
looking for trees that will give height and shade without taking up much space.
kathy w on Dec 31, 2015
Privacy fence.
Katie S on Dec 23, 2015
I need a screen tree that takes up no more than 10 feet on property line and screens bathroom window and makes an attractive border of yard where HOA doesn't allow fence. I also like how there's space in-between the top which allows us to add decidous trees diagonal to these plants without the two colliding.
Brian B on Dec 23, 2015
I like the looks that this tree will provide, it will work in my zone.
Sylvester W on Dec 22, 2015
Narrow area along fence needs screen
Robert C on Dec 19, 2015
convenience/variety of choices
AgriDawn/Bobbye D on Dec 17, 2015
I chose this tree to add a bit of Mediterranean side in my yard and also because the tree has healing properties.
Natacha T on Dec 10, 2015
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Michael Q on Dec 8, 2015
saw them in arizona. standing tall. loved them at first sight.
Thomas E on Dec 8, 2015
Backyard landscaping and screening
Robert S on Nov 27, 2015
I like the trees to provide privacy.
Eduardo N on Nov 26, 2015
Aesthetic bordering two entryway stone pillars
Robert W on Nov 17, 2015
Fast growing and privacy trees.
Oscar Z on Nov 5, 2015
The elegant look. Not too many of these in the Dallas, Texas area where I live. I recall them from California and Europe and will use them to line my walk on either side.
Stephen S on Oct 31, 2015
Looking for a set of trees to block wind in the desert and my neighbor has these and they work wonderful so I can wind protect my other fruit trees.
Margaret B on Oct 21, 2015
I love how grand a statement they make.
Deborah H on Oct 18, 2015
I needed a narrow evergreen to replace a line of young Arborvitaes that were severely sun burnt during the summer. The Italian Cypress seems like the best alternative choice for my somewhat narrow location.
Wally W on Oct 8, 2015
low water requirement, classical elegant shape, doesn't overwhelm space, fast growing
Ronald J on Oct 7, 2015
I picked these bushes as they grow tall and stay skinny which is what I want as I am putting them in front of my home, one on each side.
susan s on Oct 2, 2015
its cool
Douglas M on Sep 13, 2015
We love the shape of the Italian Cypress tree. We are using them in groups of three on the perimeter of our front lawn.
Stephnie P on Sep 8, 2015
I love the old Italian style welcoming entrance way that these trees have created. They are very low maintenance and attractive.
Angelo P on Sep 7, 2015
They fit perfectly into the areas I've chosen and will significantly improve the overall look of the front of our home!
Frank X. K on Sep 7, 2015
I love this kind of tree for along time,last five month we (I and my wife and my youngest daughter)bought a new home in Lake Wales,FL and we want to make our lanscap,our garden become better,more beautyfull...
THANH P on Sep 1, 2015
I like the elegant touch that they add to landscapes and I feel optimistic from reading the positive reviews.
James A on Apr 20, 2016
We live in the city and back up to a noisy road. We think these trees will reduce some of the road noise. Plus, it's a lovely tree.
Alison S on Apr 17, 2016
I was thinking of planting 9 of these trees along a fence line to block the view of the neighbor towards our house. The area along the fence line is about 3 feet wide and this is where I'm going to plant the trees. Will these trees be to wide for this area? What is the root system like for these trees? Should I go with the Italian Cypress Tiny Tower instead?
mariojortiz on Aug 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They will work fine. But I suggest Red Tip bushes grows quicker & thicker.

How far from the fence should I plant? Zone 7
bubba on Mar 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would plant this tree around 4 ft from a fence.
How much of the top of the tree to you cut to stop the cypress from growing?
julian l on Apr 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It will continue to grow if you are trimming it before the mature height.
Can I grow them in southern Maryland?
Wayne F on Jan 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Italian Cypress is hardy in zones 7-11, and southern Maryland is zone 7, so you should be able to grow thee lovely, narrow trees.
What is maximum average height and life expectancy of this Italian Cypress ?
James G on Sep 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They can reach up to 40-60ft tall. Italian Cypress are easily trimmed to a desired height. They live for centuries.
Why is Italian Cypress Tree not recommended for New Jersey?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Italian Cypress isn't a very cold hardy tree. New Jersey gets a little too cold for the Italian Cypress. I would recommend the Emerald Green Thuja for New Jersey.
How long will it take to reach full height in Zone 6?
crick on Jul 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Italian Cypress Tree grows about 3 ft per year. The 3 - 4 foot tree could reach 40 feet in about 9 years.
Why is this plant not recommended for Texas?
Rose S on Jun 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Italian cypress is recommend for growing zones 7 - 11 which includes most of Texas. Only the northernmost part of Texas near Oklahoma's pan handle is outside of growing zone 7.
When is the best time to plant these trees for successful growth?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: To best time to plant the Italian Cypress is in the early Spring or early Fall. If your temperatures aren't scorching hot in the 90's or above then you can go ahead and plant now.
do these trees emit an odor during early fall?
A shopper on Sep 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, they don't bloom nor have odor, just stand stately and enjoy hot, dry soil to thrive.
do they produce berrys or seeds?
robert c on Jul 20, 2015
Actually they do have a fruit. It produces a small oval brown fruit. It is considered inconspicuous and leaves no significant litter.
We live in an area that can get heavy rain fall, on average we get approx. 8" in July and an average of 62-63" per year total. I would like to line my back fence with Italian Cypress. We get a good amount of sun. However, if we are having a crazy rainy season, we can get standing water in this same area of the yard. Typically standing water will drain away in a day or two max. For the majority of the year it is dry in the back of our yard. Is it safe to plant the Italian Cypress in my yard?
Glenda L on Jun 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for contacting us. Italian Cypress do not typically like to be in standing water. It could lead to root rot. If you choose to plant these trees you may want to back fill the holes you plant them in with gravel. We hope this information helpful. For more information on Italian Cypresses please visit: http://www.plantingdirections.com/italian-cypress-planting-directions/
How close to a fence can they be planted for a linear screen?
Nola15 on Feb 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine are two to four feet. Some of my trees are very tall now. I have not had a problem.
when planting as a privacy barrier,how close are they planted together?
Dennis J on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Italian Cypress Tree can be planted 2 to 3 feet apart. They get about 5 feet wide and the foliage will fill in to create a privacy screen.
what is the best choice for mite killer and fertilizer of Italian Cypress?
Timothy W on Jun 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I used miracle grow granules for fertilizer and a mixture of dawn dishwashing liquid & water for bugs (mites, bag worms, etc.). I use a 3 gal pump sprayer with 15 drops of dawn.
We've since moved to Texas, and I use the same stuff here.
Good luck!
How late in the fall can this be planted in zone 6?
A shopper on Oct 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Italian Cypress is not recommended in a zone 6. Zone 6 gets a little too cold for this tree.
Is there a dwarf species that grows to 12-16 feet max? We are in zip 20782 MD just outside Washington, DC
Eric M on Mar 22, 2016
Will this tree grow in the shade?
A shopper on Oct 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Italian Cypress need at least 6 hours of sunlight per day That's what mine have and they are doing well. I don't think they would thrive in the shade.
Hi: Can this tree survive in Louisville, KY? I realize it is out of the zone, but was curious if there had been any success.
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Probably not but there could be a few chances, if u want to experiment a little
I live in Memphis, TN which is very close to the zone limit for Italian cypresses
Mine (I have 5) are growing healthy but one of them didn't make it after 1 yr and had to replace it, so ~80% success rate...
I imagine in Louisville the success rate could be 50% or lower, if u want to make several attempts, u might get a few that make it, although the other thing is for how long? and how healthy?
They like warm, sunny and dry weather with rainy winters
If u plant them in a shaded area they will not grow strong, instead they will be skinny with almost no leaves and many leaves turn brownish
Follow all instructions on how to get them established
What could I use in zone 6 that will look like a italian cypress?
willa m on Feb 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: SOrry I don't know.
Are these trees prone to fungus? Are they deer resistant?
Diane G on Aug 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I can't speak for deer as we don't have any in our neighborhood but fungus is not an issue which in SW Florida can be a problem. I bought 9 for privacy and when they arrived they were packed well but only about 2 ft high. They are now about 7' tall and nice and compact. I would highly recommend them
Any chance these will grow in SE Colorado- zone 5ish-hot in summer, mild but windy winters?
Keli R on Aug 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Not sure, but in Raleigh, NC area have about a two ft per year growth with 5 of the seven I planted.
Is your Italian Cypress the Blue Italian variety. The one that does not get huge? I've been doing some research and learned that the Italian Cypress can grow 70-80ft tall and up to 20 ft wide, which defeats the purpose of me wanting these nice narrow trees for an entry into my garden. I definitely wouldn't have the space for them to get very wide. Just really want to know which variety this particular cypress is. Thank you.
blossomthyme on Jul 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I planted 7 in a row four feet apart to eventually block the view of my neighbors motor home backed up to my fence. the tallest is now 63" tall and about 16" across near the bottom. I have a narrow back yard and cannot lose over 5 ft.of yard depth. I expect in about 4 more years they w ill fill in and block the view from our kitchen looking down on the neighbors yard.
Dimensions at shipment are the actual tree or does that include the container? Tree is actually 6-7' tall?
Shirlene on Jul 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We measure from the top of the pot to the top of the plant.
i have little green 'pods' growing on the limbs which seem to be weighting the limb down. what are they? are they harmful or should I pick them off?
Carol G on Jun 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for contacting us. The Italian Cypress does grow cones. The cones are not harmful, in fact they are used for their seeds to produce more Italian Cypresses. You can collect the ripe cones from the trees during fall, before the cones fall to the ground. The cone can be broken up to extract seeds. I hope this information is helpful. Please contact us should you have additional questions. We can be reached at 1-888-504-2001.
I live on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and although we are zone 6 I was wondering if an Italian cypress could survive?
Jane G on May 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It would not be our recommendation to plant an Italian Cypress in a zone 6. Although, we have had customers to grow plants outside of their zone and have success with a little extra TLC.
is the Italian cypress deer resistant?
bob l on Apr 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Italian Cypress has been known to be deer resistant.
Will ItalianCypress trees grow in Zone 6?
Susie on Apr 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Italian Cypress is not recommended in a zone 6 due to the cold winters.
What is life expectancy of the Italian Cypress ?
James G on Oct 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Italian Cypress can live up to 1,000 years.
Are there cold hardy varieties?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately the Italian Cypress doesn't have a cold hardier variety. We commend looking into the Emerald Green Thuja or Willow Hybrid as alternatives.

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