Italian Cypress Tree

Italian Cypress Tree

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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 privacy tree and fast growing evergreen tree options.

How Fast Do Italian Cypress Trees Grow?

Italian cypress trees are extremely fast-growing trees, oftentimes 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.  


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. 

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

Full Sun

Flower Color

Mature Width
3-5 ft

Mature Height
30-40 ft

Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

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Curtis F.
United States United States

Top Quality

I loved the previous two, Italian Cypress trees, I had bought two years ago from Perfect Plants, that I bought another.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Curtis, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our Italian Cypress Tree! We appreciate the feedback and your honesty. Happy planting! Best, Shirley

United States United States

Exceptional Customer Service

Perfect Plants delivered the tree quickly and I had it in the ground two days after placing my order.


Perfect Plants Nursery

If you ever need more tips or just want to swap gardening stories, you know where to find me. I'll be here, ready to chat over the garden fence. Happy planting, my friend, and may your garden be adorned with many more leafy wonders! �

Allen T.
United States United States

Italian cypress

It was great plants arrived in perfect condition we recommend you to our friends and family thank you


Perfect Plants Nursery

Keep on nurturing those thriving trees, my friend, and let them be a beacon of inspiration for all your friends and family. And remember, if you ever need more plants or any gardening advice along the way, Perfect Plants and I will always be here to lend a helping hand.

United States United States

Great plantings

All the plants I have purchased have been healthy and transplanted well.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi there, That's fantastic to hear! We're thrilled that all the plants you've purchased from us have been healthy and made a successful transition to their new home. Happy gardening! Best, Shirley

United States United States

Great business

Shipped good, healthy plants and communicated from order to delivery.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to review Perfect Plants and your Italian Cypress Tree. I am glad to hear your plant arrived healthy and that you were happy with our communication. We look forward to working with you in the future and please let us know if you have any questions.

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