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Tiny Tower® Italian Cypress

Cupressus sempervirens 'Monshel' Plant Patent #12,933

Item 3073

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USDA Zone:
7-10
Your zone may be too cold for this plant:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Description:

A unique, compact form with exceptionally dense blue-green foliage. Maintains its narrow, columnar form and tidy, well-groomed appearance without pruning. Excellent for formal plantings or to provide structure at the back of the border. Makes a wonderful topiary or container specimen. Evergreen.

Landscape :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Close Up :: Credit: Doreen Wynja
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Average Landscape Size
Very slow growing; reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide with age.
Botanical Name: Cupressus sempervirens 'Monshel' Plant Patent #12,933
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Columnar ,   Narrow ,   Compact
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Dense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Blue-green
Bloom Time: Conifer; prized for foliage.
Flower Color: No
Garden Style: Mediterranean ,   Contemporary
Patent Act: Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Design Ideas: Small Italian cypress and their topiary forms make perfect porch or patio accents. Use a matched pair to flank door, gate, art, fountain or window. Line them up on steps in matching pots for a graduated effect. Plant as part of a perennial border as reoccurring living columns. A perfect central "finger" for a symmetrical herb garden. Line them up for the ideal background for a theatrical garden in a small city garden.

Grows easily in a wide range of soil types, provided good drainage. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

History

The poet Ovid, who wrote during the reign of Augustus, penned this myth: The handsome boy Cyparissus, a favorite of Apollo, accidentally killed a beloved tame stag. His grief and remorse were so inconsolable that he asked to weep forever. He was transformed into Cupressus sempervirens, with the tree's sap as his tears. In another version of the story, the woodland god Silvanus was the divine companion of Cyparissus, and he accidentally killed the stag. When the boy was consumed by grief, Silvanus turned him into a tree, and thereafter carried a branch of cypress as a symbol of mourning.

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