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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.  This information about Cupressus sempervirens 'Glauca' displayed is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We will also note observations that we have made about it as it grows in the gardens in our nursery and those elsewhere, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.