Cupressus sempervirens     
Italian cypress   
Cupressaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: columnar, tall, extremely narrow dense pyramidal tree
tall cypress tree
Cupressus sempervirens
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 40-60ft, spread of only 10ft or less
Leaves: gray-green scale, immature growth more needle-like
Flowers: inconspicuous
Fruit: small rounded cone about the size of a quarter, not ornamental
Stems/Trunks: single trunk, gray
Range/Origin: southern Europe and Asia, now widely distributed
Hardiness: to 10°F




very vulnerable to spider mites which cause foliage to brown and can even kill entire trees

cultivar 'Stricta' is extremely narrow

close-up of tree trunk trunk detail (left) and
leaf detail (right)
leaf close-up

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