Italian Cypress is a very narrow conifer with a spire-like evergreen canopy. These medium to large evergreen trees have green to blue-green foliage. Trees are often used in formal settings to line drives or serve as strong vertical elements in formal designs.
Plant Habit or Use:
Shrub, large shrub, upright conifer, tree, small tree, medium tree, topiary
Small globose green cones.
30 ft to 50 ft (80 ft)
3 ft to 10 ft
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: High Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: Low Water Use
- Soil Requirements: Low Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: Medium Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: Low Fertility Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zones:
7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
Click image for enlarged map of USDA Hardiness Zones
Region A - Panhandle and High Plains• Region B - North and Central Texas• Region C - Northeast and East Texas• Region D - West Texas• Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas• Region H - Rio Grande Valley
Spider mites can be bad in hot regions. Juniper blight and root rots can be serious limitions in humid regions.