Cupressus sempervirens ‘Glauca’ – Italian Pencil Pine
*height & width at maturity
FOLIAGE: Dark green foliage
FLOWERS and FRUIT: Produces little to no fruit (nut)
GROWTH RATE: Moderate
DESCRIPTION: The classic Italian pencil pine ‘Glauca’ is a very narrow growing evergreen conifer with dark green foliage. This upright tree rarely reaches wider than 0.5m but will reach over 10m tall with ample time. Requires very little to no pruning to maintain it’s shape & size.
LANDSCAPE USES: Commonly used to line paths & driveways to create a formal look. Can be used as entrance trees on either side of a doorway or opening and against a feature wall of a garden. If planted very close, glauca can be used as a narrow, dense screen. Can be grown in containers.
TOLERANCES: Prefers a position in full sun & moist, well-drained soil but will tolerate a wide range of soils & conditions. Drought tolerant once established & relatively tolerant of coastal conditions. Will withstand mild frosts.
TREE CARE: Little to no pruning required to maintain the upright & narrow habit of the Glauca pencil pine. For best results, feed in Spring with a slow release fertilizer.