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Italian Cypress

Italian Cypress

Italian Cypress

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This regal tree grows in a straight, narrow column. The Italian Cypress is a showpiece in your landscape, whether planted alone, in a grouping, or a row. They are perfect for a formal look.

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Italian Cypress

Top Tree for Increasing Your Property Value

Height:

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.

4-5 ft.

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List: $ 189.81
Sale: $ 123.38
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Height:

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.

3-4 ft.

Ships Tomorrow
Thu, Dec 18
List: $ 159.90
Sale: $ 103.94
6 at $ 98.74 each
Qty:  
Height:

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.

2-3 ft.

Ships Tomorrow
Thu, Dec 18
List: $ 69.90
Sale: $ 45.44
6 at $ 43.17 each
Qty:  
Planting Mix for Cypress Trees
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.


Soil Contents
$ 13.98
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Italian Cypress
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

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.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
$ 11.90
Sale: $ 7.74
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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.

 

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 7-11

Mature Height: 40 ft. or trim to desired height
Mature Width: 5 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Cupressus sempervirens
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 7-11
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 7-11
(blue area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Italian Cypress

Specific Directions for Italian Cypress

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.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Italian Cypress.

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.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

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.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

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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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.
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September 18, 2014
From Kennewick , WA, US
Growing Zone:
4
Ive planted the trees in a semi-circle around a european style, concrete fountain. They have more that doubled in size
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
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
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 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!
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December 31, 2012
All grew well. Fast growers.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
Plant appears very healthy but slow to grow. Where I planted it does not get enough sun
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
Tree has almost tripled in height. I have done little other than give it plenty of water.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
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
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years 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
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September 2, 2014
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6 months ago
I planted six in a row, 2"" in height, 3 feet apart, in 4/2011 in Orlando, FL. It has been 2 years. Two of them are now 22"" in height and four of them are 15"" in height. Not as fast as I had hoped, but i haven't fertilized them but water them as necessary
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December 31, 2012
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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.
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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.
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Why is this plant not recommended for Texas?
Rose S on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: I don't know why, l live in southern Oregon and that is the same zone as Texas.... I keep all my trees watered well.. my Italian Cypress has grown about a foot a year ... I fertilize it in the spring... although at this stagei ts limbs are drooping a bit.
Sam
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do these trees emit an odor during early fall?
A shopper on Sep 11, 2014
Best Answer: Italian Cypress are known to give off an odor.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 16, 2014
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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: Kentucky's winters get too cold for this tree. I would advise getting the Emerald Green Thuja instead.
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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: Our variety of the Italian Cypress Tree is the Cupressus sempervirens, and they get to about 40 feet tall.
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 22, 2014
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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.
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when planting as a privacy barrier,how close are they planted together?
Denny 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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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Will this tree grow in the shade?
A shopper on Oct 6, 2014
Best Answer: They will not do as well in the shade. Also, it would slow the growth rate down.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Dec 9, 2014
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Will these trees grow well in zone 7? Chapel Hill, North Caro
lina?
Mia Kotou on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: Thus far, my Italian Cypress is growing well in a large container on my patio here in Fort Worth. We've had a rather cold winter, but the tree took it in stride, even being coated in ice! There are several specimens much larger growing in the ground here and I see no reason why it shouldn't do well in North Carolina. An elegant tree. H.K.
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I want to plan my cypress in my brick planter area that about 2 feet in diameter., my gardener said that the roots will eventually bust the bricks on the planter. Is this true?
Barbara N on Oct 22, 2014
Best Answer: The roots may not bust through the container, however, the plants could become root bound.
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Hello- I live in zip 92036 . I want to plant a privacy screen between my land and a neighbor. Italian Cypress would be best because they are so narrow and I have very little space between my property line & the house I am going to build. But it gets very windy on the side of the mountain where my land is and someone who lives in the area said that Italian Cypress won't be able to take the wind as they will break or uproot. Do you agree with this? Is there another narrow/tall tree that would be better suited to high wind? Thanks.
Chris M on Aug 9, 2014
Best Answer: From a climate perspective, Italian Cypress should have no problem growing in your area of California. Once established, this cypress can endure periods of dryness found in California. I would water regularly until established, but do not over water. Ital. Cypress do have a shallow root system, but they are deep enough to withstand high winds. Do not plan them trees too deep as they will not grow very well . Plant the base of the trunk equal or slightly above the surrounds ground level. If you are concerned about very high winds, I would put some large rocks around the base of each during the first couple of years until well rooted. The several we have withstood multiple wind storms of 60+ mph. I would plant them and wish you success. I hope this helps you.
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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: Zone 5 is too cold for the Italian Cypress. The Emerald Green Thuja would be better suited there.
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How long do they normally live?
brushcutter on Jul 17, 2014
Best Answer: Italian Cypress can live up to 1,000 years.
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Hi can I plant these tree in new York now the weather is running 30 to 40 ????
H K on Dec 7, 2014
Best Answer: These can be grown in zones 7-11. http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/ZoneMap.htm
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can you grow these trees in your home in CT?
cathy on Oct 30, 2014
Best Answer: That is not recommended as they do prefer to be outdoors.
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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.
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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.
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I am trying to find out how much you can top off of an Italian cypress tree. they are about 20 feet tall and would like to cut them to maybe 8 feet tall. Anyone know?
sue d on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: Italian Cypress Trees respond very well to being pruned. Hedge clippers can be used to keep your tree at your desired height. Cutting them down to 8 feet tall will be fine.
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Do you sell taller than 4 to 5 ft. tall trees?
wayne c on Jul 26, 2014
Best Answer: We often carry a 5 to 6 ft size, but that size is currently on back order until further notice.
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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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Why is the Italian Cypress Tree not recommended for Pennsylvania?
Vince on Jul 21, 2014
Best Answer: Pennsylvania gets a little too cold for the Italian Cypress Tree.
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The bottom 3 feet of my Cypress trees has no foliage? Is that due to infestation or whatever?
Daniel T on Jun 15, 2014
Best Answer: The lack of foliage could be due to your trees not getting enough water, they might need fertilizer. Have your checked your trees for pests? Follow the instructions on the link below and new foliage should fill in.

http://www.plantingdirections.com/?s=Italian+cypress+
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
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  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 13th
  Zone 6 March 30th
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $12.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99+ ~32%

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.