Cupressus sempervirens/Italian Cypress

Cupressus sempervirens / Cupressus sempervirens
Typical specimen in their native Italian countryside
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Scientific Name: Cupressus sempervirens
Common Name: Italian Cypress
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This tall, columnar, narrow, and pyramidal tree has high tolerance to drought and good salt tolerance. May be used as screen and as a strong accent in large spaces. Canker has been a serious problem on the west coast. Never can predict the length of life. Some are very long-lived and others are short-lived. Cannot tolerate heavy, poorly drained soils. Provide full sunlight. This tree is a classic tree in Italy, its native land. Provides strong punctuation in any landscape setting.