Blue Italian Cypress
Cupressus sempervirens 'Glauca'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ku-PRES-us sem-per-VY-renz GLA-ka|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing; reaches 60 to 80 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Provide an exclamation point in the garden with this strikingly tall and narrow conifer. Plant in a row as a divider. Make sure there is room overhead as it looks best left to its form. Brings the classic look of the Mediterranean to any garden.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Exceptional Foliage Color|
Grows easily in a wide range of soil types, provided good drainage. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 10