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Landscaping with Italian Cypress

Italian Cypress
Italian Cypress

Few plants offer the classy appeal of the Italian Cypress. This living column adds property value and instant curb appeal to your home. Not only does this elegant evergreen improve the look of your landscape, it grows quickly, as much as 3 feet per year. The Italian cypress grows very tall, reaching heights up to 50 feet, but its narrow spread won’t grow much beyond 4-5 feet. This graceful tree fits in small spaces and can be planted close to your home but its substantial height and year-round elegance offer huge impact as a landscape feature. Order Italian Cypress trees online.

Italian Cypress in the Landscape

Landscaping with Italian Cypress

Italian Cypress

Italian cypress trees are the ideal landscape plants for adding sophisticated style. Whether you plant 1 or 12 this narrow evergreen creates dramatic impact and increases your home’s value. Italian cypresses are perfect to frame the entrance of your home or driveway or even line a long driveway or add privacy between 2 properties. When landscaping with Italian Cypress, plant them about 3 feet apart to create an efficient and classy screen or windbreak. Give them more space (5 to 6 feet) if you if you want to show off each tree for a truly chic look.

Italian Cypress Care

Italian Cypress

Italian cypress trees grow best in full sun but can tolerate minor shade. They are adaptable to just about any soil that drains well. We do recommend amending heavy clay soil with some potting mix to improve soil quality and drainage. Mix the original soil with the mix in about a 50/50% ratio for best results.

Italian Cypress

Cypress trees need to be watered heavily at the time of planting. Do not let your new trees dry out within the first few months before they are established. While Italian Cypress are very drought and heat tolerant once established, watering deeply once a week or so during periods of drought will improve the growth rate and even the health of your trees. Adding 1 to 2 inches of mulch a few inches beyond the root zone will help hold in moisture, protect the roots, and keep weeds at bay.

Italian Cypress

Fertilize your Italian cypress tree once yearly in spring with a balanced slow release fertilizer.

Italian Cypress

Italian cypress trees do not require pruning. They easily maintain their natural columnar habit throughout their lives. If a certain height is desired, pruning is tolerated well by this evergreen tree. Pruning the top of your cypress to maintain a certain height will slow upward growth and often increases outward growth.

Plant Italian Cypress trees in USDA growing zones 7 to 10 for best results.

For additional privacy tree options, Be sure to check out our Thuja Green Giant, Leyland Cypress or our Privacy Tree Collection

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