Cupressus sempervirens 'Pyramidalis'Often found in linear Mediterranean planting compositions I am going to have a bit more fun with them in my currant design project in St Neots. I have been involved with this project since October 2017 and currently delighting that I am planting up all these beauties, soon to go into their positions within a gravel garden.

These pencil form firs are being planted into a grid layout so that my clients can easily walk in amongst them to access their garden retreat behind.. what fun!

Keep them annually trimmed to your preferred width to maintain their characteristic slender form.


About the plant..

Cupressus sempervirens ‘Stricta Group’ (Italian cypress) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 4m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses
Architectural, City, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution.
Cultivation
Plant in any moist, but well-drained soil. Can tolerate hot sunny sites, but protect from strong winds.
Soil type
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types).
Soil drainage
Well-drained.
Soil pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral.
Light
Full Sun.
Aspect
South, East, West.
Exposure
Sheltered.
UK hardiness
Hardy (H4).