Cupressus sempervirens 'Pyramidalis'
Description: Evergreen conifer with narrow columnar habit. A neat pencil shaped form of the Italian Cypress which is ideal for architectural purposes and for providing a mediterranean look to the garden. Has dark green foliage and the plants naturally keep their narrow shape with very little pruning. Very slow growing and so also useful in a topiary garden or can be successfully grown in large pots.
Climate/Position: Prefers full sun. Sheltered site required if grown in exposed sites or the north of the country.
Height/Spread: Slowly reaches up to 5metres by 1 metre spread.
Soil Requirements: Grows in any soil type as long as it is well drained. Very drought resistant.
Pruning: Low maintenance but may need a slight prune just to keep in shape.
Special Requirements: If shape is starting to spoil with age then carefully place a stron string tie around the plant to pull in the branches.
synonym - Cupressus sempervirens Stricta Group