Hours: 9am-5pm EST


You are in Growing Zone:


Checkout Shopping Cart: (0) Items
Fall Promo Banner
Free Shipping on orders $79+ ...Ends 4/27 at Midnight (enter code APR79 at checkout)
  • I
  • Italian Cypress for Sale

    Italian Cypress for Sale


Italian Cypress

Cupressus sempervirens


1. Height

  • Ships Tomorrow

2. Quantity

3. Extras

-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 Rocket™ 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
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-11
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40 ft. or trim to desired height

Mature Width:

5 ft.


Full Sun


3 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Cupressus sempervirens

Does Not Ship To:


Learn why we stopped selling bare-root

Top Tree for Increasing Your Property Value

* 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.

Customers who bought this item also bought...

Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
46 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
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.
January 1, 2013
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
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
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
Ive planted the trees in a semi-circle around a european style, concrete fountain. They have more that doubled in size
January 1, 2013
Plant appears very healthy but slow to grow. Where I planted it does not get enough sun
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
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
over 2 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
September 2, 2014
over 2 years ago
Tree has almost tripled in height. I have done little other than give it plenty of water.
January 1, 2013
over 5 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
January 1, 2013
over 5 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!
January 1, 2013

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

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 92 questions Browse 92 questions and 201 answers
Why did you choose this?
Fast-Growing-Trees.com Store
I wanted a privacy tree between myself and neighbors but wanted something that did not take up a lot of space to line my driveway. Also we saw a lot of these while traveling to California and across Arizona , so I thought they had to be a durable but nice looking tree because they were about the only thing green in the yards in these states.
ada s on Apr 26, 2017
I wanted to add an architectural element to my garden and had been looking at the Italian cypress for a while. Your site has the best price that I have found on these trees so far.
Jori G on Apr 24, 2017
I wanted a privacy tree between myself and neighbors but wanted something that did not take up a lot of space to line my driveway. Also we saw a lot of these while traveling to California and across Arizona , so I thought they had to be a durable but nice looking tree because they were about the only thing green in the yards in these states.
ada s on Apr 26, 2017
I needed the height without the girth along my driveway. Love the look of these trees.
Linda on Apr 25, 2017
I wanted to add an architectural element to my garden and had been looking at the Italian cypress for a while. Your site has the best price that I have found on these trees so far.
Jori G on Apr 24, 2017
Very Elegant Appearance
robin j on Apr 23, 2017
Privacy in yard
Celeste B on Apr 22, 2017
We like it. it's looks elegant.
METIN T on Apr 20, 2017
These trees when fully grown make an excellent curb view statement about my property.
Reiner T on Apr 19, 2017
I love the look and want to anchor the 4 corners of our backyard piazza. Italian Cypress are a perfect choice.
Chris L on Apr 17, 2017
It seems you have some good reviews and also I believe in your quality of plants.
Ravi K on Apr 13, 2017
Instead of purchasing an Emerald Arborvitae to match one I lost, I read about the Italian Cypress and recall seeing them at various homes,I decided to purchase them and purchase another Emerald Arborvitae locally to make sure it matched the one I havel
Barbara S on Apr 8, 2017
Need to landscape frame front door.
Neil S on Apr 7, 2017
My neighbor wants to shade the west side of his house but there's not a lot of space between his house & our fence so I'll plant these Italian Cypress on my side of the fence & they should completely shade his house in a few years.
Tina D on Apr 6, 2017
We are going to plant these behind our deck that is low to the ground to give it some height.
Lynn f on Apr 2, 2017
For backyard privacy
Rachel G on Apr 2, 2017
Accents the back yard perfectly
David P on Apr 1, 2017
Very elegant
Oswaldo P on Mar 30, 2017
I wanted a tree that would be narrow and tall - so I purchased Italian Cypress
DIANNE L on Mar 27, 2017
Decorate my 100 ft driveway.
Nora M on Mar 26, 2017
To develop a defined edge to the property.
Pauline V on Mar 25, 2017
It was easy to order, good reviews and BBA good rating and competitive pricing.
Carmen N on Mar 20, 2017
This is the second time I am purchasing these beautiful trees that stay green year round. We love the privacy they provide too.
Helen G on Mar 20, 2017
add value to property
Elida H on Mar 19, 2017
My husband is in love with these trees. If the 2 I ordered work out for us, we will be ordering more!
Jeannine A on Mar 18, 2017
recommended by landscaper
Pamela L on Mar 15, 2017
For privacy on fence line
John G on Mar 12, 2017
Love this tree and have wanted to add to our yard around the pool for years!
Victoria A on Mar 10, 2017
We planted one on the front of our hiuse and it's doing very well.also seems to do well in florida
Leny S on Mar 9, 2017
I chose the medium sized trees so they have time to accommodate to their new location, and fast growing so I can enjoy their growth from my bedroom window.
Ross v on Feb 27, 2017
creates a stately Mediterranean, old-world atmosphere
Robert B on Feb 25, 2017
I am from Arizona and had 30 Cypress in my backyard. Gorgeous. Once planted and growing well they made a perfect privacy barrier. 10 years they have grown to at least 30 feet.
Elizabeth H on Feb 8, 2017
always wanted them and good for my zone and project I am working on
lawrence g on Jan 3, 2017
I like how it looks
Poncho P on Nov 21, 2016
I like them
Larry J on Nov 13, 2016
How much water does these trees take?
Daniel C on Nov 9, 2016
Very elegant looking for front of house entryway and corners of house.
Autumn I on Nov 7, 2016
Great privacy tree. Fast growing
jennifer m on Oct 24, 2016
Need vertical landscaping side of building
Boyd G on Oct 24, 2016
I like the way it grows.
Innocent Anye C on Oct 23, 2016
This is a very hardy tree, and will add to our property value in the years to come!
Randy G on Oct 21, 2016
Fits in narow area between drive & fence (2ft)
Ralph P on Oct 21, 2016
They are majestic looking. I can't wait until they reach their full potential.
Francesca K on Oct 13, 2016
I forgot to put code XHLJ6U please take care of this for me. Thank you,Josephine Gannczewski
Also it was supposed to be free shipping also take care of that. If there is a problem please call me 805-290-6290 thank you
Josephine G on Sep 29, 2016
it is a good cover for a fence that is between my property and a restaurant that a lot of cooking smell came out and also istead a paint this can be an excellent cover for the whole wall.
elias s on Sep 27, 2016
The purchased cypress will help obtain that privacy that i really want all year long.
Maria B on Sep 27, 2016
I was looking for a privacy tree that did not take up a huge amount of flower bed space. It was the maximum 5ft diameter and conical shape, growing up rather than out, that won me over. A house was recently built very close to our back fence and we can see into their windows and them into ours. We are trying to achieve some living privacy. If these Italian Cypress do the trick in a few years, we will buy more.
Kimberly C on Sep 24, 2016
They will grow tall and slender thats what I am looking for.
hazel s on Sep 22, 2016
It is a gift for Carol and she said it was her favorite tree. It reminds her of Hollywood, CA.
Carol T on Sep 4, 2016
ever green
Paradzai N on Aug 21, 2016
Because I'm going with an Italian theme, gravevines and grapevine symbols. So I bought one of these to see how it does. If it does great, then I'll get a bunch more. I want it/them to line the border of my backyard from the forest.
Betty B on Aug 21, 2016
grow in zone 10 and need tall trees to block out house behind fence line
louise c on Aug 19, 2016
I needed the height without the girth along my driveway. Love the look of these trees.
Linda on Apr 25, 2017
Very Elegant Appearance
robin j on Apr 23, 2017
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
What could I use in zone 6 that will look like a italian cypress?
willa m on Feb 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Skyrocket juniper
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have a two story house wii it get higher than the roof?
Ann H on Dec 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Probably yes. I have next door house and his cypress is as high as 20 feet. Mine are growing about 5 inches in one year.
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: It gets very windy at my place and they are fine
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
Are these trees prone to fungus? Are they deer resistant?
Diane G on Aug 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: With any evergreen they can be prone to fungus if they are in a humid/damp environment, however, it is not common. The Italian Cypress are seldom severely damaged.
Why is the Italian Cypress NOT recommended for Texas?
P. J on Nov 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Italian Cypress is recommend for Texas. It's recommend growing zones are 7 - 11 which covers most of Texas. only the Northernmost part of Texas towards the pan handle of Oklahoma is outside of the growing zone. Please find your location on the growing zone map and if you're in zone 7 this tree will do very well in your area.

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.
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.

Shipping Details

Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted

Shipping Alert:

Due to cold weather, 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 3 & 4. 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.

Zone Map


Shipping Resumes

Zones 3 & 4

Week of May 15th

Zones 5-11

Ships Now!

Shipping Cost

Amount of Order


Less than $15











32% of order