Italian Cypress Tree

Italian Cypress Tree

16 reviews
  • Vertical & columnar form


  • Evergreen all year long

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

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  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

Vertical Trees With Fast Growth Rate & Evergreen Foliage

The Italian Cypress tree (Cupressus sempervirens) also known as the Tuscan Cypress, takes on a narrow, columnar form and tidy, well-groomed appearance without any pruning. This makes it a unique low maintenance evergreen. This cypress evergreen tree features exceptionally dense blue-green foliage with scale-like leaves that lend a very fine texture to any landscape setting.

It is well suited to topiaries, large pots or containers, entryways or anywhere you desire to have vertical appeal. The Italian cypress tree is adaptable to many settings and will prove to be  a plant that grows very tall in a short time and can handle hot, dry weather. The Italian cypress plant can also enhance curb appeal in your landscape.

At times the tall height of this tree can be challenging to fit within residential landscapes. The Italian Cypress tree is best suited for framing, as a strong accent around large buildings, or informal landscape. It is a great choice for a wind blocking tree and is long living!

Never prune the height of your Italian Cypress tree until it reaches your desired height. Don’t fret, it establishes quickly and you will have a tall tree in no time! The fast growth rate is ideal if you are looking for tree height fast. Be sure to check out our blog post on Privacy Trees and our other tall cypress tree options.

How Fast Do Italian Cypress Trees Grow?

Italian cypress trees are extremely fast growing trees, oftentime growing up to 3 feet in a single growing season. You can ensure its growth by providing ample water and making sure that they all get plenty of sunlight.

How Tall Do Italian Cypress Trees Grow?

The Italian Cypress Tree is known for its tall, slender shape. At full size, one of these cypress trees can grow anywhere from 30 to 40 feet, but often only 3 to 5 feet wide.

Are Italian Cypress Tree Roots Invasive?

Italian cypress roots travel deep into the ground, but are not necessarily invasive. Italian cypress trees can be planted close to your home as they are unlikely to cause foundation problems. Their roots will travel quite deep, but not exceedingly wide.

Are Italian Cypress Trees Toxic To Dogs?

While cypress trees are not dangerous for humans to be around, the same is not true for pets. The Italian cypress is known to be highly poisonous to dogs and horses. It may be worthwhile to consider another type of tree if you have any outdoor pets.

Do Deer Eat Italian Cypress Trees?

Italian cypress trees are not usually eaten by deer or any other outdoor creatures, but they do not deter deer from approaching a property, like a true deer resistant tree or shrub.  Be sure to check out some of our other deer resistant shrubs to better protect your plants.

ITALIAN CYPRESS CARE

The Blue Italian Cypress grows and thrives in acidic, well-drained soil with full sun. The Mediterranean cypress can tolerate a wide range of soil types.

Newly planted cypress can benefit from adding a slow release fertilizer to the planted tree once a year. Although it is drought tolerant once established, be sure to water your fast growing tree thoroughly during the first few years to establish a strong root system.

The tree may lose its green color if it is not being watered properly. The needles will turn brown until healthy again. Italian cypress roots travel deep into the ground so choose your planting spot with care.

Make sure soil is well draining – this tree does not like wet soils and may be susceptible to root rot. To properly care for Italian cypress, it is a good idea to pick a proper planting site and soil that retains moisture.

Planting Italian Cypress Trees

Plant Italian Cypress in the United States Department of Agriculture growing zones 7-10. This tall screen tree cannot withstand freezing temperatures for too long. It will turn the gray green leaves brown and can kill the tall narrow tree. You can also check out our Evergreen Tree Grow Guide for more information on planting evergreens.

This is a fire resistant tree and it is also resistant to pests and diseases like spider mites. Shake off excess dirt from the root ball before planting to encourage new growth.

Buy Italian Cypress online from Perfect Plants. We give you several options for size to make the Italian Cypress more cost efficient. If you are looking for an older, more established tree purchase the larger sizes!

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Botanical Name
Cupressus sempervirens
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Sunlight
Full Sun

Flower Color
Blue-green

Mature Width
3-5 ft

Mature Height
30-40 ft

Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

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05/18/2022
Sharyn H.
United States United States

Great

I bought 5 Italian Cypress Trees. They arrived as promised on time and healthy. I planted a few weeks ago. So far so good. I would order from here again.

06/07/2022

Perfect Plants

Hi Sharyn, Thank you for your awesome support of our family-owned business, we really appreciate customers like you that take a bit of time from their day to leave us a great and honest review. We hope you love your new plant and that it thrives for years to come. Best, Shirley

SH
05/18/2022
Sharyn H.
United States United States

Italian Cypress

I bought 5 Italian Cypress Trees. They arrived as promised on time and healthy. I planted a few weeks ago. So far so good. I would order from here again.

06/07/2022

Perfect Plants

Hi Sharyn, Thank you for your awesome support of our family-owned business and for multiple reviews. we really appreciate customers like you that take a bit of time from their day to leave us a great and honest review. We hope you love your new plant and that it thrives for years to come. Best, Shirley

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05/14/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Italian cypress trees

Plants arrived thriving!

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09/08/2021
Curtis F.

Exceptional quality and care in raising and shipping!!! I’m beyond pleased with my entire experience so far and definitely will be a customer for life!!!

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01/31/2022

Perfect Plants

Hey there Curtis, Thank you for the kind words and review of our Italian Cypress Tree. We look forward to your continued support. Welcome to the Perfect Plants Family!

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08/01/2021
Alejandrina E.

06/26/2022

Perfect Plants

Hi Alejandrina! Thank you for your Italian Cypress Tree order.

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