Italian Cypress Information and Care
The Italian Cypress is a striking tree. It can grow to a 100 feet tall over a long lived 1000 years. A remarkable plant that is an asset to any landscape designers tool box. Whether utilized to accent design features such as sculptures and fountains, or to create a tall boundary in the background of a formal garden, the Italian cypress is a marvelous pant that has been cultivated as an ornament for ages.
To create a hedge, plant in a linear row at least 3 – 5 feet apart. Plant in the full sun and soil that drains well. Regularly irrigate newly planted trees till they establish. Irrigate deep so that water saturates the about 2 feet down. The frequency to irrigate depends on the weathers. During the warm spring and hot summers, water young plants about 2- 3 times per week. Reduce the frequency of irrigation to once or twice ( 1 – 2x) per week in the Fall and Winter while the weather is cool. Provide enough water to percolate the soil and saturate with water the root zone so the soil moisture is at field capacity. deep to keep plants hydrated and healthy to establish well.
Italian cypress are hardy plants, but spider mites are a common pest that can be fatal. Treatments include miticides that are available in soluble form as a foliar sprays and drench to apply to roots, as well as granular forms that can be spread. Also, cultural practices like removal of weed and debris and cleanliness helps manage this pest. Italian cypress are ancient for good reason. They are durable, resilient, and can live long when taken care of properly.
Italian cypress plants are available in 5 gallon, 15 gallon, and 24″ Box containers.
Discounts are available on bulk orders.