Italian Cypress

Cupressus sempervirens

Native to southern Europe and western Asia, this evergreen conifer grows in a columnar, upright form. Intensely dense, dark green foliage coats upright branches, and has a scale-like, rough texture. This species makes a wonderful formal background in borders, or can be planted in rows as a tall hedge.


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Italian Cypress

Cupressus sempervirens
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15 gallon, 72"h x 9"w:5 gallon, 72" h x 8" w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Special Features

Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.