Italian Cypress Trees

Cupressus sempervirens

£55.00£95.00

The Italian Cypress Tree is a specimen tree with elegant narrow upright evergreen shape. The romance of Italy in your garden. Fast growing when young with aromatic grey-green foliage and glossy grey-brown cones. Fully hardy, Cypress need sun and well-drained soil.

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Botanical name

Cupressus sempervirens

Ultimate height and spread

14 metres x 3 metres

When to plant

Anytime

Position

Full Sun

Description

An architectural delight, Italian Cypress are a familiar sight in Italy and other hot countries. A fully hardy evergreen, they will flourish well in the UK in a warm sunny position. They need a light well-drained soil and appreciate a clip once a year! Do not allow more than one leader as this would lead to an ungainly shape. Staking is important until they become established.

They do house some birds as their dense foliage is a good warm protective place to nest.
They grow to a height of approx 12/14m – 36/40ft. All trees benefit from a weed, mulch and compost in spring.

Common Name: Italian Cypress
Latin Name: Cupressus sempervirens
Soil: Moist Fertile, light well-drained
Habit: Narrow upright
Position: Sun, some wind protection
Colour: Grey-green foliage
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Eventual Height x Spread: 14m x 3m / 40ft x 10ft
Special features: Beautiful shape and aromatic foliage