Pencil Pine Cypress, Cupressus sempervirens - Plant

It is one of the best foliage plant mainly cultivated as an ornamental and decorative tree.

    What makes it special:
  • Pencil pines are hardy plant.
  • One of the best ornamental tree.
  • Distinct and Attractive foliage.
  • Best for both balcony and outdoor.
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1Pencil Pine Cypress, Cupressus sempervirens - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Pencil Pine Cypress

Pencil Pine Cypress is an evergreen conifer with a very narrow, pencil-shaped crown. Pencil Pine Cypress is native to southern Europe and western and commonly called Italian cypress which belongs to the Cupressaceae family. Cupressus sempervirens is a medium-sized coniferous evergreen tree.

It is one of the best foliage plant mainly cultivated as an ornamental and decorative tree. They can grow remarkably tall, slender, almost pencil shaped. The leaves are needle-like and dark green at all times of the year. The young trees can sometimes be mistaken for Morpankhi. The main difference is that Morphankhi has all leaves and branchlets in one plane.

The leaves and branchlets of Italian Cypress are not in one plane. Cones develop in March-April.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 3 inch (8 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Italian cypress, Tuscan cypress, Persian cypress
Maximum Reachable Height up to 30 meters.
Bloom Time Non-flowering
Difficulty Level Very easy to grow.

Planting and care

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  • Keep the plant outdoor with bright direct natural light.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile for growing.

  • Watering
  • Water the plant when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season (Eary monsoon-spring) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

  • Re-potting
  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.

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    Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not overwater the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • Pencil Pine Cypress care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.
  • Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.
  • Keep the plant in direct bright light.
  • Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Full sun, indirect bright light.
    Watering Moderately.
    Soil well-drained sandy loam soil.
    Temperature 30-40 degree Celsius.
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

    Pencil Pine Cypress special feature

    It makes a popular ornamental tree due to its attractive foliage.

    Pencil Pine Cypress uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Decorative tree
    • Also used in gardens

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Pencil Pine Cypress?

    Pencil Pine Cypress is commonly known as Italian cypress, Tuscan cypress, Persian cypress

    How tall do Pencil Pine Cypress grow?

    On average Pencil Pine Cypress grows up to 30 meters.

    When Pencil Pine Cypress blooms?

    With enough light, Pencil Pine Cypress may produce flowers in Non-flowering

    How hard is Pencil Pine Cypress to grow?

    A Pencil Pine Cypress is Very easy to grow.

    How much sunlight does a Pencil Pine Cypress need?

    A Pencil Pine Cypress prefers Full sun, indirect bright light.

    How much water does a Pencil Pine Cypress need?

    A Pencil Pine Cypress prefers watering Moderately.

    What kind of soil does a Pencil Pine Cypress need?

    A Pencil Pine Cypress prefers well-drained sandy loam soil.

    What temperature does a Pencil Pine Cypress like?

    A Pencil Pine Cypress prefers 30-40 degree Celsius.

    How often should I fertilize my Pencil Pine Cypress?

    To encourage Pencil Pine Cypress growth, Apply any organic fertilizer.


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