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Italian Cypress

Cupressus sempervirens


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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
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

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.

DIEHARD Transplant

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.

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Botanical Name:

Cupressus sempervirens

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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.

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Customer Reviews

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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
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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 6 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
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
Tree has almost tripled in height. I have done little other than give it plenty of water.
January 1, 2013
over 5 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 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!
January 1, 2013
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 6 years ago

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.

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I love the elegance of these trees and wish to create some privacy by our pool.
Catherine L on Sep 14, 2017
Elegant look
Jose V on Aug 16, 2017
I love the elegance of these trees and wish to create some privacy by our pool.
Catherine L on Sep 14, 2017
I like the tall slender look of these trees
Hillcrest A on Aug 16, 2017
Elegant look
Jose V on Aug 16, 2017
I chose these because the base of the plant is smaller than other evergreens. If spaced close enough together they will still form a privacy wall. I
Mildred S on Aug 13, 2017
needed privacy from neighbor
Jon S on Aug 13, 2017
I am landscaping our acreage with a Tuscany look to complement our vineyard.
Cindy K on Aug 9, 2017
Tall evergreen with a narrow footprint.
Ryan N on Aug 4, 2017
I was looking for a barrier between the brick fence by the street and our pool. I wanted it to be classy not too bushy. I wanted to continue the Italian look is the pool
Robin S on Jul 25, 2017
I picked these because they're going to make a privacy fence between our duplex and our neighbor's. Our neighbor and I picked these mostly for their height, our duplexes are single story but we're on a hill so their height is perfect, their color and style (like in the picture) I feel are going to be the perfect addition to our landscape here. It'll take them a couple years to be where I want but they'll get a good amount of natural water where they're planted and the soil is prepped nicely.
Sean M on Jul 24, 2017
Little to no maintenance required, makes the house and yard look elegant when fully grown.
Edgar H on Jul 15, 2017
to create privacy from a house next door
Patricia B on Jul 9, 2017
Perfect to bracket a niche in the back of brick fireplace wall
Stephen Q on Jul 8, 2017
elegant looking and fast growing
Roy C on Jul 6, 2017
privacy screen with smaller width to fence.
James D on Jun 27, 2017
For a corner in a large pot.
John Allen B on Jun 25, 2017
From your excellent growing info including zones and customer reviews of healthy plants upon arrival Looking forward to receiving and planting my pretty trees!
Michelle F on Jun 24, 2017
I have an Italian style home
Pamela M on Jun 19, 2017
Decorative for either side of my front door. Also, I'll be able to decorate them at Christmas time.
Lynda M on Jun 4, 2017
Very reasonable prices!
Kimberly N on Jun 1, 2017
I have small backyard so was looking for a trees not taking much space. Also wanted evergreen type to avoid seasonal mess
Malgorzata P on May 30, 2017
Order 31 I have only 2 left.
Ricardo v on May 19, 2017
The Italian Cypress is a fast growing privacy tree which is just the right touch for my yard.
Darius P on May 12, 2017
It reminds us of trees in Hawaii and has a unique look to them. They have an elegant design element to our yard.
Jonathan S on May 4, 2017
Love the look
Christina Di L on May 1, 2017
Always liked these trees. I read on this site they are not suitable for New Jersey but thought I'd give two a try.
Carl Bates I on Apr 28, 2017
Small 60' strip that needs shade
Lisa C on Apr 28, 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
I like the tall slender look of these trees
Hillcrest A on Aug 16, 2017
I chose these because the base of the plant is smaller than other evergreens. If spaced close enough together they will still form a privacy wall. I
Mildred S on Aug 13, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is the root system like? How far away from a septic system can I plant?
Tyler C on Feb 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We would never recommend planting any trees near a septic system. Italian cypress trees are have a fibrous root system. Fibrous roots branch out relatively evenly through the soil, creating a matting network in the top layer of soil. For mature Italian cypress trees, the roots can go down several feet. Fibrous roots don't anchor as well as tap roots, but the pencil-like upper structure of the Italian cypress tree keeps it from capturing too much wind in storms, putting less stress on the root system.
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.
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.
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.
Will the roots lift the concrete patio if the planting area is only 2.5 feet by 10 feet? the purpose is to hide a very large slanted roof my neighbor just built along our side fence. Also, what is the best size to plant so it will be healthy and grow fast? I need it to grow to 20 feet as quickly as possible.
Leslie B on Nov 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This tree has a non invasive root structure that can be planted very close to structures with no problems. This tree grows about 3 feet per year. The 4 -5 ft trees seem to e the best for your needs.
When can Italian Cypress be planted? We live in Charlotte, NC and wanted to plant this month (August).
David D on Aug 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am not an expert on your area, (I live in Tampa, FL and we have no winter to speak of), but I think it should be okay to plant in August, if you make sure that it gets watered fairly often while getting established. Mine adjusted well and they have grown pretty quickly.
Will these look decent planted as single trees rather than in a row for privacy?
Teach4peace on Jul 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you were putting it in a space as an accent it would be a good stand alone. They grow straight up not getting too much increase in girth. I love them.
Are they deer resistant?
M S on Sep 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Don't know. No deer in the area. But the tree is growing beautifully--much admired by neighbors.
I have a 7-8 foot wide patch between the driveway and the property line. Would the Italian Cypress be best for a privacy screen or the Thuja Green Giant?
Kattmandu on Sep 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not sure I'm an expert, but I'm born and raised in Italy so therefore I prefer the Italian cypress. Good luck in your decision. Ciao
Can I plant succulents and other drought resistant plants in a bed in front of a row of cypress or will the roots crowd them?
Renee S on Sep 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I live in the mid-south and have roses growing near my Italian cypress. You should be able to plant succulents and other drought resistant plants near Italian Cypress.
We live on a mountain in Huntington, WV, we have a flat sunny area we'd like to plant the Italian cypress (although it will get some runoff off the hill across the street) for a future privacy fence, but we are outside of your green zone...how did you identify the green zone & will they survive here?
Dawn B on Jul 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 7-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Do Italian cypress require full sun?
harold W on Jan 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have two in my front in full sun and 3 in my back yard that get partial. The full sun ones have done well but the three in my back yard are growing I think a little slower than expected annual growth. They are expected to grow 3-4 inches and they probably reached 2 1/2. We did have a rainy spring and early summer that contributed to.
If your soil is not well draining should you water 2x a week for the first month?
Amrie K on Sep 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Water 2x will not do the trick. You need to rejuvenate the soil with lots of amendment and go down at least 18". That's what I did with my mostly clay soil and it worked.
We live near Tulsa, OK and are looking for this as a privacy screen in our back yard since we have a pool. I would also like to have some help with wind break from the North. How far apart do the trees need to be planted? Which type of tree would be best in our area?
kufan on Jul 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I really like Italian Cypress but don't feel that they are a good solution for your situation. All five I purchased are doing well, and two years later just clear four feet. For a wind screen, they should be about three feet apart but it will take more that 7 years to create a screen. I would suggest planting a few on the property, but use something else for your wind block.
HOW wide is the Italian cypress root system, we,are looking for a neighbor barrier but have a pool 10 ft off back fence ??so between fence and pool???
Kathy O on Jun 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I bought mine two years ago, they were less than two feet tall, and now they are nudging 5 feet! Not wide enough for a barrier yet, but they are lovely looking. So far the roots are less than two feet in diameter around each plant. I would plant yours about 2-3 feet in from your fence and do what you can to make it easy for them to grow as deeply as possible, and I think 7 feet from your pool should be fine.
if the italian cypress won't work in zone 6, is there an alternative cedar or cypress that would work? I like the taller slim look, I am not looking for total shade or privacy
Bevan B on May 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Spartan or skyrocket juniper.

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