SelecTree: Tree Detail
BLUE ITALIAN CYPRESS
Cupressus sempervirens 'Glauca'
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
Green-leaf and golden-leaf forms available. Columnar evergreen that is great for large containers. Hardy to 5 degrees F.
Has fragrant Leaf.
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.
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
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cupressus sempervirens 'Glauca' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 20, 2018.
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