Italian Cypress

The Italian Cypress is a tall, columnar tree, growing to about 40 feet tall and staying only 4 or 5 feet wide, without needing clipping. This striking plant makes a gorgeous tall column of deep green to accent any part of your garden or you can plant a row to make a narrow screen or hedge. It has soft foliage and attractive round cones and grows in any sunny, place in all kinds of soil. It makes a beautiful accent plant, or for ‘columns’ on each side of a door or driveway. It is also the ideal choice for a screen in a confined space, as it will naturally grow tall and stay narrow without needing clipping. It has perfect tall column of dark green, stays narrow without any trimming needed, Very drought resistant for even the driest areas, tough and easy to grown, deer and fire resistant.

It can grow in any kind of soil, from sand to clay, but not in areas that are wet or poorly drained. It is remarkably drought resistant once established, and thrives in those sunny, hot and dry spots. Ideal for a low-maintenance screen, it needs no clipping to stay trim enough to fit into narrow spaces. As long as you live in zone 7 or warmer, you can enjoy these wonderful trees in your own garden. The Italian Cypress grows from zone 7, with average winter low temperatures of 0°F, all the way to zone 11, where it never freezes at all in winter. This makes it a great choice for your garden if you live in any of the warmer to hot areas of the country. Even if you live in a cooler area, you can grow this tree in a pot as a lovely specimen for your terrace, where it brings a touch of European charm. For the winter you can store the plants in a cold building during the coldest months. It would be best if there was some light, but if the soil in the pots is dry and the temperatures are cold, ideally below freezing, it will be happy for a couple of months in the dark.

In the first season after planting, you should water your trees well once a week. During very hot weather water twice a week. After that, as the trees develop, water as only needed during hot and dry periods. During the first few years, to get the fastest and healthiest growth possible, use a fertilizer suitable for evergreen trees in early spring and again in late summer. Italian Cypress trees will grow perfectly into upright, dense columns without any trimming.

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