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BLUE ITALIAN CYPRESS
Cupressus sempervirens 'Glauca'

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Photo Locations: UC Riverside Arboretum - Riverside, CA, Leaning Pine Arboretum - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA, Albuquerque BioPark - Rio Grande Botanic Garden and San Marcos Growers - Santa Barbara, CA

General Notes

Green-leaf and golden-leaf forms available. Columnar evergreen that is great for large containers. Hardy to 5 degrees F.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Family: Cupressaceae

Tree Characteristics

Columnar Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 40 - 60 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Scalelike, Blue Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Cone, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Wildlife use it.

Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Furrowed or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 4 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot. Susceptible to Spider Mites, Gummosis, Phytophthora and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cupressus sempervirens 'Glauca' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Sep 21, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cupressus-sempervirens-glauca >

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