Italian Cypress: Cupressus sempervirens

Italian Cypress

This cypress is extremely drought tolerant, and needs full sun. It grows around 35 feet tall but no more than 10 feet wide. This conifer does not need very much water, but ensure wherever it is planted will have well draining soil. Also, do not over mulch because it can get root collar disorders. Pruning is as simple as clipping off the old dead branches occasionally.