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Cupressus sempervirens

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ku-PRES-us sem-per-VY-renz
Description

This blue-green columnar evergreen is used as an accent and is moderately salt-tolerant. 

Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement

Seed: Cone

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Glauca'
  • 'Witchita Blue'
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#salt tolerant#playground#buffer#children's garden#screening
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Glauca'
  • 'Witchita Blue'
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#salt tolerant#playground#buffer#children's garden#screening
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cupressus
    Species:
    sempervirens
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    East Mediterranean to Iran
    Play Value:
    Buffer
    Fragrance
    Pieces Used in Games
    Screening
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit is present all year round.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves have dark green foliage.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    The stems are very upright and are slender columns when young becoming horizontal with aging.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt