Cupressus sempervirens Tiny Tower™
Common name: 
Tiny Tower Italian Cypress
Pronunciation: 
ku-PRES-us sem-per-VI-renz
Family: 
Cupressaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
‘Monshel’
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen tree/shrub, narrow, compact columnar, dwarf, very slow growing to 25 to 30 ft tall and 3 ft wide (~7.5-9 m × 0.9m) at maturity, blue-green foliage.  The orginal tree at 8 years old had not produced cones but some growers report cones being produced on older trees.
  • Sun.  Only needs occasionally watering once established.  Appears well-groomed without shearing or pruning.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 7         Discovered in 1990 by nurseryman Doug Zylstra at West Covina Wholesale Nursery, Santa Barbara, California.  A selection derived from Cupressus sempervirens 'Glauca' (PP12,933, 2002).
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: several along the south side of Kelley Engineering Center (KEC)
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