Cupressus sempervirens Stricta Group
- Common Name: Italian cypress
Pencil-thin and conical, reaching heights of perhaps 30 ft tall in maturity, this cultivar is highly valued for the ascending, spire-like effect it can bring to a restricted space, or a space where shade is not desired. 'Stricta' is the narrowest of all the C. sempervirens. **Advisory: Although wildly popular with designers, and regularly featuring in show gardens, the species is not entirely hardy in the British Isles, and is at risk if exposed to extended periods of very cold temperatures. If you are amongst the many prepared to accept that risk, we advise planting in full sun, sheltered from cold, dry winds. Tolerates lime soils.