Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 9m (20-30 feet) though they can attain 40 to 70 feet
Plant Spread: 1.2 to 2.4m (4-8 feet) though they can exceed 10 feet plus
Leaves: Evergreen
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: 4 weeks
Days to germinate: up to 12 months
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Young Italian cypress trees. They've grown 4 feet in 13 months.

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Location: My garden in SoCal.Date: 2018-12-07Young Italian cypress trees. They've grown 4 feet in 13 months.
By _Bleu_
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Location: Glendale Memorial Date: 2018-08-16Mature Italian Cypress
By RobGlen
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Location: Houston, TxDate: 2017-11-22
By jmorth
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Location: HoustonDate: 2011-07-22
By jmorth
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Location: Potohar, Pakistan.Date: 2013-01-25
By KAMasud
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Plant Events from our members
RobGlen On September 29, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
27 trees performing well...all should reach 5 ft by next Spring.
RobGlen On December 1, 2017 Transplanted
27 of these plants planted in the back yard.
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