Italian Cypress, Mediterranean Cypress
Italian Cypress, Mediterranean Cypress, Top Tree to Increase Property Value
Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), also known as Tuscan Cypress, Persian Cypress, Pencil Pine and Mediterranean Cypress, is an evergreen 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, provide the ability to create a living Vertical & columnar form, is Evergreen all year round, Drought Tolerant once established and Low Maintenance.
Italian Cypresses are 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. The Italian Cypress, is one of the best trees for increasing property value as well, especially since it tolerates a wide range of climates and adds height to your foundation plantings without taking up much space.
PLANT BENEFITS AND KEY FEATURES
• We believe in the power of plants to lift the spirit, calm the mind and clean the air
• Plants can reduce stress and anxiety by spending time close to nature caring for them
• Great choice to increase property value with a low maintenance evergreen
• Great for patios, narrow spaces, decks, plant as privacy trees along fences and backyards
• Compact tree perfect for tight spaces, great choice near entrances or lining driveways
• Drought Tolerant and Resistant to ice, freezing conditions and Pest, Easily grown in a wide range of soils
• Backed by our 30 days Satisfaction Guarantee Policy
PLANT HARDINESS ZONES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Grow Zones: 6-11
Growth Rate: 2-3ft/Year
Mature Height: 40-60ft
Mature Width: 4-6ft
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.
Creating Privacy between Property Lines:
Create Privacy between neighbors, Great for privacy screening. If you want to plant in a straight line, Plan on Spacing out the Italian Cypress 3-4 feet apart. If you want a more natural look, stagger the trees and space them about 2-3 feet apart, as they mature they will create a great wind break and privacy fence. Leave room on the property line for the trees to grow. Don't plant directly on the property line because they will grow over the line onto your neighbor's property.
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 Italian Cypress 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 your Italian Cypress Trees deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep and strong root system, increase frequency during extremely 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 Italian Cypress 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 Italian Cypress 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.
MAINTAINING the Italian Cypress is simple, they require little or no upkeep, they are disease and pests resistance which eliminates the need for spraying chemicals which can be very harsh to our environments.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Is it safe to ship plants by mail?
We Believe it is, let us prove it, our success rate sipping plant(s) online is well over 99%,
I placed my order, how fast can you ship?
Most orders ship within 2-3 business days from the moment orders are received, certain exceptions may apply such as weather conditions, holidays, and weekends. We ship most orders orders via FedEx Ground, UPS or USPS, we determine which carrier to use base on location and best in transit time. Estimated time for delivery is 2-6 days base on regions, for west coast areas it may take 5-6 days for arrival, for Mid to East coast regions is usually 2-3 days for orders to arrive. Once your order ships we will provide you with detail tracking information and eta updates detailing the estimated time of arrival.
Are plant(s) purchased online guarantee?
All plants are guarantee for a period of 30 days, We offer a Satisfaction Guarantee Policy.
How do you measure height for indoor plants?
For indoor plants we measure approximate height from the bottom of the pot to the top of the plant.
Can I order During Winter and Summer Months?
Yes you can, however most Tropical plants are sensitive to extreme cold conditions, once cold temperatures are expected to fall below freezing it will not be safe to ship life plants, we carefully manage shipping decisions during winter months and determine when is safe to ship, please be advise we may need to hold orders until conditions are appropriate to safely ship the plants.
Shipping during summer months.
Most Tropical plants are sensitive to extreme hot days during summer months, once temperatures are expected to rise above 90 degrees, it is not safe to ship life plants, we carefully manage shipping decisions during extreme hot days and determine when is safe to ship, please be advise we may need to hold orders until conditions are appropriate to safely ship the plants.
Warranty Policy - Backed by our 30 days Satisfaction Guarantee Policy.
We hope that you enjoy your new plants, Every plant we ship is GUARANTEE for a period of 30 DAYS from the day it is received. our main objective is to ensure a great customer experience and deliver great quality plants for your enjoyment. We love our plants and we hope that you will as well, in the event your plant(s) do not arrive in healthy conditions we ask that you share images supporting the reason(s) and we will provide a replacement plant at no cost to you.
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.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Our friendly customer service team is here to help.
Enjoy your Plants
Eureka Farms Team.