Italian Cypress – Cupressus sempervirens
Italian Cypress is a Mediterranean coniferous evergreen tree with tiny green leaves, and a very unique conic shape. Although they can grow relatively large, about 100 feet tall, they naturally maintain a dense spray growth. Keeping a tall but narrow, cone shape that appears like a sword growing from the ground. This icon of the Tuscan landscapes are traditionally used in formal gardens, and still popular in Los Angeles, California today.
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Italian Cypress Information and Care
The Italian Cypress is a striking tree. It can grow to 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 plant 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 in soil that drains well. Regularly irrigate newly planted trees till they establish. Irrigate deep so that water saturates the roots about 2 feet down. The frequency to irrigate depends on the weather. 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. Water deeply 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 weeds, debris and overall 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.
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Size and Spacing
Hedges are generally planted 2 – 3 feet apart off-center.
Additional InformationPlant Type: Evergreen
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10
Soil and Planting: Plant in soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is as deep as the tree’s roots and at least twice as wide.
Place the tree in the hole and backfill around the plant’s roots with a mixture of the native soil and high-quality planting mix that has washed sand and organic fertilizer.
Create a basin around the roots drip zone so that water collects. Water deeply until the roots and nearby soil is saturated and reaches field capacity.
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The two factors that determine if a deciduous fruit trees will grow well and produce fruit in a certain area are the Chill Hour Requirement and the Cold Hardiness. “Chill hours” are the amount of cold a deciduous fruit tree need to produce fruit. This is measured in the number of hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit a plant must experience during its winter dormancy. Paradise Nursery only grows Low Chill fruit trees that meet the chill requirements of all areas of the United States.
The second factor is Cold Hardiness. Cold Hardiness refers to the minimum temperature a plant can tolerate. The USDA’s Cold Hardiness Zones indicate the average minimum winter temperatures of areas. Based on the shipping zipcode, our website will only allow you to add plants to your cart that grow within your USDA Hardiness Zone, and tolerate your climate.
Pollination & Propagation
(Grafting/Cutting) Most of Paradise Nursery’s edible plants are self-fruitful. Self-pollinating trees do not require an additional tree to produce fruit. For your convenience, we have indicated which trees require a pollinator, and their associated pollinators. Only the sweet cherries, avocados, and some plums require a pollinator. All of our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All of our edible plants are either grown from cuttings, budded, or grafted. This way, we can ensure that our plants are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting.