Geographical origins: Eastern Mediterranean area, Middle East.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 20 m, width up to 3 m.
Type of soil: Any.
Climate: Hardy to -15°C.
Site: Full sun.
Characteristics and uses:
The Italian Pencil Cypress is a very interesting and decorative specimen with its very narrow column shape and its dark green foliage. Planted preferably on its own, it can also be used in rockeries among Mediterranean plants, in smaller gardens or even in tubs. This Cypress brings a touch of modernity to gardens and reminds us of the Mediterranean landscape both visually and with its scented resin.
List of Cypress:
Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)
, deciduous foliage, acid and humid soil, browny yellow foliage in the autumn.
Boulevard Sawara False Cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard')
, dwarf conifer, rounded weeping shape, bright green foliage with hints of white.
Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens pyramidalis)
, narrow columnar shape.
Lawson Cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana)
, conical shape and dense foliage, citronella scented bark, can be used in a hedge, dislikes chalky soil.
Lawson Cypress 'Columnaris Glauca' (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Columnaris Glauca')
, conical shape, blue grey foliage.
Lawson Cypress 'Ellwoodii' (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii')
, dwarf conifer, conical shape, green grey foliage.
Lawson Cypress 'Ellwood's Gold' (Chamaecyaris lawsoniana 'Elwood's Gold')
, dwarf conifer, conical shape, golden green foliage.
Leyland Cypress (Cupressocyparis leylandii)
, rapid growth, often used in hedges, extremely hardy.
Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa)
, rapid growth, spreading shape increasing with age, citronella scented needles, can be used in a hedge.
See the Cypress catalogue