Italian Cypress, Mediterranean Cypress
Top Tree to Increase Property Value and Create an Elegant Look
Probably one of the most elegant cypress trees to adorn and increase property value, tolerant to low cold conditions and does not require frequent watering. Provides height to any estate without taking much room, will naturally maintain its columnar form.
Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), also known as Tuscan Cypress, Persian Cypress, Pencil Pine and Mediterranean Cypress, is an evergreen upright tree that is used in many different styles of landscaping, they can create majestic entrances providing style and beauty, their elegant and narrow tall growth habit is iconic to the Italian countryside, where you see Italian Cypress Trees in a row lining numerous roads, paths, and driveways.
They are fast growing conifers that can grow up to 3 feet per year and can reach up to 40-50 feet high when mature or you can top as desired, this tree is able to create a living Vertical & columnar form, is Evergreen all year round, Drought Tolerant once established is low maintenance.
Often used by architects to frame your front entryway, divide property lines, to create majestic views surrounding borders, corners or standalone specimens. Italian Cypress can also be potted to decorate around pool or patio sections of your property.
PLANT HARDINESS ZONES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Grow Zones: 6-11
Growth Rate: 3ft/Year
Mature Height: 40-60ft
Mature Width: 3-4ft
Growth form: Columnar
Foliage Color: Green-Blue
Soil Conditions: Well drain organics mixes
Design with Plants
DESIGN IDEAS AND LANDSCAPE USES
Add Italian Cypress to entry ways, line borders and driveways or simply as standalone trees in any areas of your yard that require a main focal specimen. Mediterranean Cypress makes a dramatic and stately statement near entrances leaving your house guests in complete awe upon arrival. Italian Cypress is most well-known for Italian Villa landscaping, but these conifer trees are very popular throughout the South. When you buy an Italian Cypress Tree online, it will create year-round interest in your garden or landscaping
Create a Hedge
Italian Cypress can grow so fast, you can Create an instant privacy hedge or living fence, As your trees grow, prune the tops at a desired height to gradually shape or design your own living fence
Interesting Facts About the Italian Cypress
They are widely grown in famous gardens around the world, Italian cypress are among the oldest trees believed to be 4,000 years old. Having been grown for centuries in gardens in Europe since the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and it is still a feature today, especially in Italian gardens.
The wood is strong and fragrant. Wine barrels were made of it, as well as doors and furniture. Spectacular doors made of this wood stood at St Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican, in Rome, for over a thousand years. When replaced in the 19th century, they were still strong.
Care & Maintenance
HOW TO CARE FOR ITALIAN CYPRESS
Before purchasing an Italian Cypress, read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.
Planting recommendations, select an area with FULL SUN, Italian Cypress are easily grown in a wide range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted soils, avoid wet soggy soils, once established are highly adaptable. When it’s time to plant your tree, Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level, this is very important, planting the tree deeper than the original top soil line may severely damage the tree. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, gently press down as you fill the hole and thoroughly soak with a hose to ensure air pockets are eliminated, Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply the mulch over the entire planting area.
LIGHT, Select an area with FULL SUN.
WATER twice a week during the first 2-3 months to help establish a deep and strong root system, increase frequency during extremely windy or hot days, you should always verify the top 2-3 inches of soil, if dry to the touch is time to water, you can reduce frequency of watering once the tree is established
FERTILIZE your cypress trees during spring before new growth begins, Applying a slow-release, 180 days duration, well balance fertilizer is probably the simplest solution and least expensive.
MULCH - We strongly advise mulching your trees with either ground hardwood mulch or ground cypress mulch. Any type of mulch will suffice, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of higher quality and will provide more nutrition overall as it decomposes. Mulching helps to keep weeds at bay, which compete for water and nutrients with your new investment, as well as to regulate soil temperature. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient. It is preferable to leave at least one inch of space between the mulch and the plant's main stem or trunk.
PRUNING is not necessary, if left to grow naturally it may reach heights of up to 40 feet. The Italian can be hedge at a desired height of your choice and will help make the tree more dense creating complete privacy. Avoid pruning during the hottest and coldest months to avoid strain on the tree.
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In order to ensure that plant(s) purchased from our shop will thrive for years to come is important to follow a few simple steps. Plants shipped online are in complete darkness for several days, is normal for plants to stress during this process, allow your new arrival to gradually climatize to their new environment, humidity levels, lighting and temperatures for 5-7 days before planting.
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Eureka Farms Team.