This is the classic Pencil Pine, and Cupressus sempervirens ‘glauca’ can be used in a number of landscaping applications.
Commonly called the Italian Pencil Pine, once established this low maintenance tree has a natural columnar habit. It requires little to no pruning to maintain it naturally tidy upright shape.
Aromatic foliage with a good blue green colour, and this variety and will produce fewer fruits to nuts than others.
A very easy to grow tree, best grown in full sun in a humus rich fertile soil. It will grow in part shade, however deep shade is not suitable.
The root system is generally regarded as non invasive and surface roots cause few problems.
This is a tree that is suited to use to create focal points in the garden, a stand alone specimen can work well in larger gardens. Plant Cupressus sempervirens ‘glauca’ either side of a pathway or entrance to make a statement, or use it to line driveways. With its narrow growth habit it can also be used as an informal or formal screening plant along a boundary where its height can be an advantage in blocking out two story buildings..
A these trees can reach 1.5 metres in width, sometimes a little more planting distance can be calculated depending on desired effect. 2 – 4 metre centres is a starting point
Generally not required at all. Only removal of any dead wood, or errant sideways growth.
- Botanical Name – Cupressus sempervirens ‘glauca’
- Common Names – Italian Pencil Pine
- Position – Full sun to Part shade.
- Soil – Humus rich, moist and well drained.
- Height – Will reach around 15 metres in height
- Spread – Will spread to around 1 – 1.5 metres.
- Growth rate – Medium
- Foliage – Mid to deep green.
- Flowers – Insignificant.
- Flowering period – Spring
- Drought tolerant – Yes once established, better in moist soils.
- Frost tolerant – Yes.
Cupressus sempervirens ‘glauca’ is available from the following participating nurseries.
"Propagation and Production of Native and Exotic Trees
with Natural Root Systems from 2 to 2,000 lts."
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831 PH: (03) 56281507
Advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service.
WINTER HILL TREE FARM Ph: 02 4878 9193 Fax: 02 4878 9109
NSW Southern Highlands
Retail & Wholesale. Advanced trees & hedging. Grown in pots for year-round planting. 45 litre - 1000 litre available. Great range. Great Quality. Delivery available.