Cupressus sempervirens Tiny Tower™
Tiny Tower Italian Cypress
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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)