Growing Zones: 7-11 outdoors(hardy down to 10℉) 7-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 40 ft. or Trim to Desired Height
- Mature Width:
- 5 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Cupressus sempervirens
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Top Tree to Increase Property Value
With an elegant, narrow silhouette that grows up to 3 feet each year, the Italian Cypress is one-of-a-kind. Even better? It's tolerant of many climates and gives height to your foundation plantings without taking up a lot of room.
Basically, the Italian Cypress transforms any landscape. Architects use them to cover vertical drain-pipes, soften corners and vertical edges, and even act as elegant property dividers.
Plus, you can plant them in large pots to frame your front entryway or add elegance to your back patio or pool. Because they grow nearly anywhere and adapt to an array of soil types, Italian Cypresses are second to none when it comes to landscape luxuriance. They even resist smog and frost damage!
Unlike most evergreens, the Italian Cypress does not grow in a pyramidal fashion. These popular new trees boast narrow, columnar growth, practically reaching straight up without ever growing very wide. So, when they reach your desired height, you can simply cut the top. It's that effortless.
The dense foliage, soft texture and symmetrical shape of the coveted Italian Cypress is just a click away. And you'll be seeing a lot more of these bold botanicals in higher-end home developments and across budding neighborhoods. The Italian Cypress will sell out, so we recommend ordering while they're still available!
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Customer Reviews & Photos
They haven't died yet I got my fingers crossed
They came packed really well I hope they do well. I'm excited about what they are going to look like when they get taller.
The Italian Cypress is growing. There's new fresh green limb growing out on the top on both trees. I believe that they will be growing to full high.
Strangely packaged (2) in a box but in good condition. Would order again... but I don't need more trees ;(
My rating: 10 out of 10
The 15 plants were very healthy and arrived in excellent condition. Most importantly they were all similar size and shape. I was extremely pleased with this purchase.
Cute little thing!
The Italian Cypress is bee lush and healthy though very tiny. It was about 7課� tall when I received it. I had the impression the Italian Cypresses only had one true leader branch (unlike the other pencil tree varieties) but this one has two. I'm going to try to train it into an unique shape!
Planting & Care
Do you want evergreen color in your yard but have a narrow lot space? Italian Cypress trees are perfect for you. These trees are hardy in USDA zones 7-11. Their columnar, spire-like form is unmistakable in the landscape. When used properly, these plants can form a dramatic entrance, serve as “living columns” outside the front door, or grow into a tall, narrow hedge quickly.
Planting Italian Cypress Trees: The number one distinguishing characteristic of Italian Cypress trees is their tall columnar form. They look like living roman columns (hence their name!). If you plant these in the middle of your yard, they’ll look strange. When used the right way, though, they add a dramatic flair to any landscape and garden. The tight, upright growth habit of these trees adds a naturally formal look to any yard and garden where they’re planted.
Here are some excellent uses for Italian Cypress Trees:
- Privacy on a narrow lot line. These trees grow to a mature height of 40 feet, but their mature width is only 5 feet, and that is after several years. Plant a row of these trees spaced five to eight feet apart between your house and the house next door for a “skinny screen.”
- Highlighting an entrance. Plant one Italian Cypress on each side of your driveway entrance or front home entrance. (These trees are narrow enough to plant right next to the house in foundation planting beds.)
- Living fence. Plant a row of Italian Cypress trees as a hedge or fence along your lot line, even if you have plenty of space. This will give you the same privacy as a tall privacy fence, but is less intrusive and harsh to the eye.
Choosing a location: Italian Cypress trees are drought tolerant and like to be on the dry side, so choose a location with full to partial sun in well-drained soil. (At the bottom of a drainage ditch is not a good place for these trees.)
1) Dig a hole that is just as deep but twice as wide as the root ball of the plant.
2) Place the plant in the hole to check the depth. If the soil of the root ball is below the level of the soil of the surrounding ground, pick up the tree and add more soil to the hole.
3) Fill in the hole with the same native soil you removed then water the tree by counting to 20 or by giving it five full watering cans full of water.
Watering: Irrigate your newly-planted tree twice a week for the first month, once a week for the next two months and every two weeks after the first three months. Water your Italian Cypress if you have warm, dry, and windy weather during the winter in your area. It can dry out.
Caring for Italian Cypress Trees: The Italian Cypress is an “easy growing” tree that needs little intervention once it’s been in the ground for six months. You can cut off the top of the tree if you want a bushier look, but overall, this tree is picked for its tall column-like shape, so it looks best if you leave your pruning shears in the garden shed.
Fertilizing: This tree isn’t fussy about soil. It grows equally well in clay, loam, or sandy soils. It also does not need routine fertilizing.
Pests: Mites become a problem if the tree dries out too much. Use insecticidal soap on a day when the temperature is forecast to be below 70 degrees to spray the mites. You can also help the tree by giving it extra water during dry weather periods. Occasionally, bag worms are a problem. The best way to take care of this pest is to pick off the bags. (They look like cocoons.)
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 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.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|