Italian Cypress Trees

Cupressus sempervirens

Functional, simple, fragrant, and noble- the Italian Cypress Tree is the complete package! Mediterranean Cypress are amazingly simple to grow and will give your landscape the look and feel of an Italian Villa.

Growzone: 7-10

As Low As $26.95
1. Choose Size & Quantity
Size Price Quantity
1.5 to 2 Feet Tall Heavy $26.95

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2 to 3 Feet Tall Heavy $46.95
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This Plants Growzone: 7-10
Growing Zone: 7-10
Mature Height: 30 to 40 Feet
Mature Width: 4 to 6 Feet
Sunlight: Full sun
Foliage Color: Blue green
Growth Form: Upright columnar
Soil: Very tolerant of various soil conditions
Special Attributes: Deer Resistant, Fire Resistant, Drought Resistant, Very Long Lived, Narrow upright growth habit, Requires little to no pruning

Italian Cypress Trees for Sale Online


Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), also known as Mediterranean Cypress, is an evergreen tree that is used for Mediterranean-style landscaping. Their tall, narrow growing habit is iconic to the Italian countryside, where you see Italian Cypress Trees in a row lining numerous roads, paths, and driveways. They are fast growing conifers that can grow up to 2.5 feet per year and can reach up to 80 feet at maturity. Mediterranean Cypress makes a dramatic and stately statement near entrances or lining driveways, leaving your house guests in complete awe upon arrival. Italian Cypress is most well-known for Italian Villa landscaping, but these conifer trees are very popular throughout the Southwest. When you buy an Italian Cypress Tree online, it will create year-round interest in your garden or landscaping. 

  • Used in Mediterranean, Italian, Middle-eastern landscaping
  • Commonly seen in rows
  • Tall, slender, columnar growth habit
  • Grows to a maturity of 30 to 40 feet
  • Popular hedge or privacy tree
  • Fast-growing
  • Blue-green foliage
  • Also known as Mediterranean Cypress, Tuscan Cypress, Persian Cypress, Pencil Pine
  • Space 4 feet apart

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Full Description

Italian Cypress Evergreen Privacy Trees

The Italian Cypress is native to the region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea which is why its also sometimes called Mediterranean cypress. The Italian Cypress is cultivated throughout the United States in areas with similar hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters as the Mediterranean Basin. Italian Cypress trees are most often seen in warmer parts of the country, but they can be used as far north as zone 7. It's well known for its erect branches that form a narrow column. The Italian Cypress has an extremely unique columnar form that provides a classic distinction for the Mediterranean themed landscapes. It is a tall, narrow evergreen tree with a growth habit well-suited for screening unsightly areas of the garden as well as creating framed accents in the landscape such as garden gates. Italian Cypress foliage grows in dense sprays that are rich dark green to blue-green in color. Italian Cypress are well known for being fast growing trees that are drought tolerant but can also tolerate a wide range of soil types and moisture levels. Cupressus sempervirens can grow as tall as 40 feet so it is not best suited for planting under power lines. When using Italian Cypress as a hedge you may prune the top of the trees which will cause them to not grow taller but push their growth to the sides. This technique can also help to provide privacy faster. Italian cypress trees grow to about 5 feet wide so when planting as a windbreak or privacy hedge they should be spaced no further than 5 feet apart but we recommend 4 feet on center to create privacy faster.


Planting Information

Never plant Italian Cypress deeper than originally planted in the pot. As a rule we always say that before you mulch you should still be able to see the soil from the original pot. Planting too deep can cause rotting of the stem and death to the tree. Italian Cypress Trees are very drought tolerant, however they grow very slow without adequate water. Staking young trees is recommended to minimize the stress on the stem from winds blowing the tree. When tying trees to stakes remember the tree will continue to grow. Loosely tie the tree with several twist ties to allow for growth. Check trees every three months and loosen as needed. If this is not done, the twist tie will grow into the tree causing injury. A Pro-Tip that we can offer is to use a short length of old garden hose and run the tie wire through the hose. This will protect the trunk of the tree from being damaged by the tie wire. The one question that comes up often when talking to customers is “when is the best time to plant”? For the most part, container trees can be planted year 'round, provided the ground isn’t frozen. When planting a potted tree, remember the only water source the tree has is its small root ball, and all the water the tree uses must come from them until new roots can grow into the surrounding soil. New trees should be watered twice weekly (minimum), under hot, drier conditions possibly more. Care should be taken not to over-water. More trees die from over-watering than under.


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