Tiny Tower® Italian Cypress
Cupressus sempervirens 'Monshel'
Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||ku-PRES-us sem-per-VY-renz|
|Lore||The poet Ovid, who wrote during the reign of Augustus, penned this myth: The handsome boy Cyparissus, a favorite of Apollo, accidentally killed a beloved tame stag. His grief and remorse were so inconsolable that he asked to weep forever. He was transformed into Cupressus sempervirens, with the tree's sap as his tears. In another version of the story, the woodland god Silvanus was the divine companion of Cyparissus, and he accidentally killed the stag. When the boy was consumed by grief, Silvanus turned him into a tree, and thereafter carried a branch of cypress as a symbol of mourning.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Very slow growing; reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide with age.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Small Italian cypress and their topiary forms make perfect porch or patio accents. Use a matched pair to flank door, gate, art, fountain or window. Line them up on steps in matching pots for a graduated effect. Plant as part of a perennial border as reoccurring living columns. A perfect central "finger" for a symmetrical herb garden. Line them up for the ideal background for a theatrical garden in a small city garden.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Poolside, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Suitable for Topiary|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Bluebeard (Caryopteris); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)|
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