Cypress Trees

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Cypress trees have been around for thousands of years providing lush landscapes and beautiful green settings. Perfect Plants offers 4 varieties of cypress trees (Cupressaceae)  for you to choose from. You can buy cypress trees online from our nursery!

These conifers provide excellent privacy screens or barriers especially if planted in rows or lines around your landscape. Check out our blog posts on Privacy Trees.

The Italian Cypress tree is known to be from the Mediterranean and has lived long lives for many, many years. It provides excellent vertical interest and can grow up to 40 feet tall.

The Bald Cypress tree is known to love waterlogged planting sites such as in swampy areas or areas near a body of water. This long living tree can live up to 600 years! Because of this, it is slow growing in nature. More years to live = more years to grow. Bald Cypress is known for the cypress tree knees that rise above the soil or water line and give it the famous look!

The Leyland Cypress tree is nature's purest Christmas tree! It has an extremely fast growth rate - up to 2-3 feet per year. Adds natural beauty to any landscape. This is the best cypress tree for privacy as it will get very large and can create a privacy hedge.

Our newest cypress variety, the Carolina Sapphire Cypress tree has a unique shade of blue-green needles that gives it the look of a blue Christmas tree with the same pyramidal shaped form. It can grow up to 30-40 feet tall making it a very large cypress tree.

Each type of cypress tree is relatively free of pests and diseases. Once established, it can adapt to a variety of planting and soil sites. They all require full sun exposure. Cypress trees are salt tolerant and great for planting near coasts or waterways.

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Cypress Tree Care

When to Plant Cypress Trees

The best time to plant cypress trees is in spring or fall. When planting in the fall, make sure to plant 6 weeks before the first frost to avoid frost damage.

How to Plant a Cypress Tree

When planting a cypress tree, it is important to take into consideration soil conditions, watering schedules, and yearly maintenance including fertilization and pruning. Each of these trees is different and has its own planting needs. 

Where to Plant Cypress Trees

Cypress trees grow in USDA zones 4-10. They should be planted in a full sun area that gets at least 6-8 hours of sunlight per day. You will also want to make sure the area is well draining and receives plenty of water to help the large cypress tree root systems grow. Cypress tree growing conditions are an important factor to keep in mind when choosing where to plant your tree to ensure it lives a long and healthy life!

How to Trim Cypress Trees

When trimming your cypress tree you will want to cut off the tips of the branches, taking off no more than one-third of the branch. You will want to prune the cypress in the winter once the tree has gone dormant. Use sharp, sanitized cutters and make your cuts at a slight angle so that moisture won't build up on the tips, this will encourage new growth.

How Fast Do Cypress Trees Grow?

The cypress tree growth rate is fast growing. These fast growing cypress trees can grow 1-3 feet per year to reach their mature height of around 60-80ft tall.

Cypress Tree Fertilizer

To speed up the growth, you can add fertilizer for your cypress trees. The best fertilizer for cypress trees is our Slow Release Fertilizer that will provide the best nutrients to keep your tree growing!

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