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Cupressus sempervirens 'Stricta Group' (Italian cypress)

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1 hour care
per year
15m
Max height
4m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cupressus sempervirens 'Stricta Group'

Other names

Italian cypress, Cupressus sempervirens 'Pyramidalis' , Cupressus sempervirens 'Stricta' , Cupressus sempervirens var. sempervirens , Italian pencil cypress, Cupressus sempervirens var. pyramidalis, Cupressus sempervirens var. fastigiata, Cupressus sempervirens var. stricta

Genus

Cupressus Cupressus

Variety or Cultivar

'Stricta Group' _ 'Stricta Group' are narrowly columnar, evergreen conifers with dense, dark-green scaly foliage on erect branches.


Cupressus sempervirens 'Stricta Group' is: Evergreen

Tree shape

Narrowly columnar

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Cypress aphid Cypress aphid

Cypress (coryneum) canker Cypress (coryneum) canker

General care

Pruning

No pruning required.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Cupressus sempervirens 'Stricta Group' (Italian cypress) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 4m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution

Cultivation

Plant in any moist, but well-drained soil. Can tolerate hot sunny sites, but protect from strong winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Cupressus sempervirens 'Stricta Group'

Other names

Italian cypress, Cupressus sempervirens 'Pyramidalis' , Cupressus sempervirens 'Stricta' , Cupressus sempervirens var. sempervirens , Italian pencil cypress, Cupressus sempervirens var. pyramidalis, Cupressus sempervirens var. fastigiata, Cupressus sempervirens var. stricta

Genus

Cupressus Cupressus

Variety or Cultivar

'Stricta Group' _ 'Stricta Group' are narrowly columnar, evergreen conifers with dense, dark-green scaly foliage on erect branches.

Foliage

Evergreen

Tree shape

Narrowly columnar

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Cypress aphid

Specific diseases

Cypress (coryneum) canker

General care

Pruning

No pruning required.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cupressus sempervirens 'Stricta Group' (Italian cypress) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 4m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution

Cultivation

Plant in any moist, but well-drained soil. Can tolerate hot sunny sites, but protect from strong winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Cupressus sempervirens 'Stricta Group' (Italian cypress)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Lamprodila festiva

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Beetle that is native to Europe; whose larvae damage certain ornamental conifer species. Absent in the UK; so industry should source plants carefully and monitor for its presence.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Cupressus sempervirens 'Stricta Group' (Italian cypress)

Common pest name

Cypress twig; borer

Scientific pest name

Argyresthia cupressella

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Present (Widespread)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Has spread following introduction; little evidence of significant damage. Stakeholder groups may wish to monitor.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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