Cupressus sempervirens “Pyramidalis”
Plant typeMedium treesShrubs
Cipresso nero d’innesto, Cipresso nero, Cipresso toscano
- Medium trees
- Non significant
Continent of Origin
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Botanical characteristics: It is a cultivar obtained by grafting on Cupressus sempervirens. It has a columnar habit and it is narrower, more slender and compact then the C. sempervirens. It has a slower growth and a darker foliage. Fruits are rare.
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: Originally it comes from the East, it was introduced in Italy later in ancient times. It is very common and popular, it is become a typical element of the Mediterranean landscape, especially in the hills of Tuscany and Umbria. It adapts to any well-drained soil, to poor and dry ones, to both clayish and calcareous ones as well. It has a good resistance to marine climate.
Use: To be used as single plant or in groups in parks and gardens, along tree-lined streets, as windbreak, for reforestations in Mediterranean areas. It is suitable for small spaces.