24' - 40' x 3' - 4'
Adverse Growth Factors
Description and Cultural Plant Tips
This Italian Cypress is one of the more impressive cultivars. It is very dense, narrow ( no more than 3 foot wide) and has a rounded crown. Plant as a hedge or screen, in groups of 3 to 5 in a formal landscape, at entry ways for a structured look or as a specimen plant against a building to soften the hard lines of the building.
Plant in full sun slightly above soil grade in well-drained soil. It is tolerant of all types of soils and pH's. It requires very little summer water and isdrought tolerant when established (2 - 3 years after planting).
Birds use its dense foliage for nesting and as a safe haven.
This plant is moderately susceptible to cypress canker and can suffer extensive dieback where this disease is common.
Master Gardener Comments
C. sempervirens ' Tiny Towers' - very slow growing to 8 feet in 10 years. Adapts well to topiary applications