Common name: Italian cypress, pencil cypress
Native to: Italy
Cupressus are vigorous, evergreen trees with flaking or scaly bark, often with columnar or narrowly ovoid crowns, small, often aromatic, scale-like leaves and small, spherical female cones. Stricta Group are narrowly columnar, evergreen conifers with dense, dark green foliage in short sprays on erect branches.
Cupressus sempervirens "Stricta"
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun, but sheltered from wind
Flowers: No flowers
Foliage: Evergreen, scale like leaves
Growth habit: Upright, columnar conifer
Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant
Height: Up to 15 metres
Spread: Up to 1 metre
Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils.
Uses: Feature planting as avenues to provide structure