The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.
Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.
We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.
Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.
Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.
When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.
With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.
TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!
It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.
Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ 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 need nutrition.
The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.
* 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.
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.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Italian Cypress.
If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.
First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.
Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.
Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.
Next, separate the roots of your Italian Cypress gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.
To make it just right, use a level.
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.
Water your Italian Cypress again after the transplant is complete.
To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.
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