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Products > Cupressus sempervirens 'Glauca'
Cupressus sempervirens 'Glauca' - Italian Cypress
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Cupressaceae (incl. Taxodiaceae) (Cypresses)
Origin: Europe, Southern (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Insignificant
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Height: 40-60 feet
Width: 8-12 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Cupressus sempervirens 'Glauca' (Italian Cypress) - This is a columnar evergreen tree that grows to 40 to 60 feet tall and up to about 8 to 12 feet wide with age and has scale-like leaves that are a blue-green color and 1 inch wide round cones. Plant in full sun. Drought tolerant and considered hardy to around 5 degrees F. This species is native to a large area of the eastern Mediterranean region from northeast Libya in north Africa east through northern Egypt, western Syria, western Jordon, Israel and Lebanon and then north into sourthern Turkey and back to the west through southeast Greece (Crete, Rhodes) and Cyprus and with a disjunct population in the mountains of northern Iran. Though this plant has been widely cultivated as an ornamental tree for millennia and arrived in Italy in ancient times, the names "Italian cyprus" or "Tuscan Cypress" commonly used are technically incorrect. This narrow form is also considered to be a selection of the form called sempervirens (as opposed to horizontalis) and is synonymous with Cupressus sempervirens ssp. fastigata.  Information displayed on this page about  Cupressus sempervirens 'Glauca' is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.