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Italian Cypress | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Italian Cypress | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Italian Cypress | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Italian Cypress | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
Italian Cypress | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company

Italian Cypress | Medium Tree Seedling

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  • Grow your own Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), an unmistakable exclamation mark of beauty and formality in landscapes throughout the world!
  • 100% guaranteed: If your seedling perishes, we are happy to provide a replacement small-sized seedling for just the cost of shipping/handling
  • Seed-grown without poison or pesticides at our nursery on California's Redwood Coast
  • Transplanting and care instructions included


Water Needs | The Jonsteen Company
Moisture
Low / Medium
Cold Hardiness | The Jonsteen Company Cold Hardiness
5°F
Light Needs | The Jonsteen Company Light
Full Sun
Size | The Jonsteen Company Size
40 – 100' tall / 3 – 10' spread
Age | The Jonsteen Company Lifespan
1,000 yrs
Growth Rate | The Jonsteen Company Growth Rate
Fast Growing
Drought Tolerance | The Jonsteen Company Drought Tolerance
High
Windfirm | The Jonsteen Company Wind Resistance
High

About Italian Cypress

From the tawny rolling hills of the Italian countryside to the famous canvasses of Van Gogh, the statuesque silhouette of the Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) appears as an unmistakable exclamation mark of beauty and formality in landscapes throughout the world. Native to southern Europe, the eastern Mediterranean region, and Asia, these tall, narrow, supremely vertical trees have been sought out by landscapers for millennia. Sometimes called Mediterranean Cypress, Tuscan Cypress, Graveyard Cypress, or Pencil Pine, Italian Cypresses are commonly deployed as formal sentinels at entryways, as living walls along property lines, and as softening agents planted next to tall buildings and hard urban edges. Today, Italian Cypresses are among the tree world's most cosmopolitan citizens — growing virtually any place where winter temperatures remain above 10°F.

C. sempervirens
is a medium-sized coniferous evergreen (growing up to 115 feet tall) with a conic crown, level branches, and variably loosely hanging branchlets. The foliage grows in dense sprays, dark green in color. The leaves are scale-like, 2 to 5mm long, and produced on rounded shoots. The seed cones are ovoid or oblong, 25 to 40mm long. The male cones are 3 to 5mm long, and release pollen in late winter. Cupressus sempervirens is soil tolerant, drought resistant, and can live up to 1,000 years.

Italian Cypress plays a prominent roll in almost all formal estate gardens, with its unrivaled ability to delineate space, and has been described as a “living pillar” for its tight, formal, upright, and narrow form. These trees require minimal space, occupying a very small planting footprint despite their considerable height. Usually growing to around 100 feet at maturity, Italian Cypresses can become taller, reaching up to 150 feet in height, but always retaining an extremely slender, orderly form. The tree can be more than ten times taller than it is wide. Generally, the tree’s spread remains 10 feet in diameter or less, no matter how tall it becomes.

Italian Cypress — a truly great species, and certainly one of the most fun for creative landscapers. Never buy just one!

About Jonsteen's Seedlings

All of our trees are seed-grown without poison or pesticides at our nursery on California's Redwood Coast, which is inspected monthly and licensed by the California Department of Agriculture. Trees can provide a natural barrier against high winds, temperatures, noise pollution and soil erosion, all while benefiting local air quality, wildlife and property values — a Jonsteen seedling will only grow in value and beauty!


About Jonsteen's 100% Guarantee

All of our trees are guaranteed to arrive healthy and in good condition. If your tree perishes despite your honest efforts, we will be happy to replace it with a small-sized seedling for just the cost of shipping/handling (typically under $5). You can learn more about our guarantee and tree replacement policy here.

Seedling Size Chart: Medium

Due to the dynamic nature of actively growing trees, as well as the tremendous variation between species’ growth rates, we rely on the cubic volume of a seedling’s root mass to determine its “size” (Small / Medium / Large / XL). Within each size there is minor variance — the dimensions provided here represent the category minimum. If exact measurements are essential, please contact us about current stock.

Seedling Size Chart | Medium | The Jonsteen Company