Cupressus Sempervirens Pyramidalis (Italian Cypress, Mediterranean Cypress, Green Pencil)
Product Code: 2306
Cultivated for its beauty, the Italian Cypress is tall, slim, elegant and sophisticated.
As its name suggests, the Italian Cypress is native to Central Europe – meaning it prefers warm, dry climates and does not require a large amount of watering. Grown for their elegant shape, they have been a favourite of painters and poets for centuries – depicted in countless works of art. Their bold straight lines will give your garden a sense of modern luxury. They look great along paths and driveways, or when combined with other ‘geometrically shaped’ garden features such as square patios and circular fountains.
All conifers are known for their hardiness and resilience against the elements. We often think of them being heavily covered with snow during the winter, but they can look equally as bold and impressive against a bright blue summer sky. Conifers get their name from the “cones” that they produce – which come in all shapes and sizes. Conifer leaves are evergreen and will either be needle-shaped or scale-like.
Latin Name: Cupressus Sempervirens Pyramidalis
English Name: Italian Cypress, Mediterranean Cypress, Green Pencil, Tuscan Cypress, Pencil Pine.
Genus: Cupressaceae (Cypress)
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flower: Brown Spherical Cones.
Flowering Period: Spring.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-Drained. Chalk. Clay. Loam. Sand.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: High (H5)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -15 °C to -10 °C (5 °F to 14 °F)
Suggested Uses: Embankments. Hedging. Borders. Large Pots. Pathway Liners.
Maintenance: No pruning required, but can be trimmed and shaped as required. If using as hedges, trim annually in Spring to stimulate new growth.
Growth Habit: Upright/Narrow Columnar.
Growth Speed: Fast (50cm to 100cm per year).
Starting Height: 80cm to 550cm (2.6 ft to 18.0 ft)
Final Height: 35m (115 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 20cm to 100cm (0.7 ft to 3.3 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 200cm (6.6 ft)
Pot Included: 10 Litre Plastic Pot (23cm) to 160 Litre Plastic Pot (75cm)
Height including Pot: 103cm to 625cm (3.4 ft to 20.5 ft)
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