We have grouped both true cypress and false cypress plants together here although they are actually from two different genus; Chamaecyparis and Cupressus. Both are in the Cupressaceae family and display similar characteristics. For ease in this description, we will call both Cypress.
Cypress plants are coniferous, evergreen trees with flattened sprays of scale-like leaves. Plants may be small shrubs or larger trees that work well as specimens or as screening.
- Sun to Part Sun
- Plant in moist, well-drained soil
- Can be trimmed in late spring to early autumn; avoid cutting into old wood
Landscape features providing large, columnar specimens such as Italian Cypress, or lower growing shrubs with lime green foliage such as the Gold Mops False Cypress.