Italian Cypress vs. smaller Tiny Tower - Knowledgebase Question

Haslet, TX
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Question by shdattola
March 5, 2005
I bought an Italian Cypress, but then, in doing more research, came across info on the Tiny Tower. I would like to plant at the corner of our two story house, to accent the vertical, but I am afraid that the tree I bought, the Italian Cypress, will be just too much for our landscape, and being place near the house. The Tiny Tower sounds great, except, I wish it had a faster growth rate. I do want something impressive. Does it seem that I have chosen the wrong tree, The full-sized Italian, to be planting near our house and be just too overwelming for our urban front yard?

Answer from NGA
March 5, 2005

Tiny tower grows very slowly to 25 to 30 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide. Blue Italian cypress is a fast grower to 60 to 80 feet tall, 2 to 3 feet wide and thus would not be a very good choice unless you keep it 6 or more feet from the house, and maybe farther if you can. Skyrocket juniper is a fast grower to 15 to 20 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. Blue arrow juniper has a moderate to slow growth rate reaching 12 to 15 feet tall and just 2 feet wide.

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