Cupressus sempervirens on the Barcham Trees nusery
Cupressus sempervirens on the Barcham Trees nusery
The small cones of Cupressus sempervirens in detail
Cupressus sempervirens on the Barcham Trees nusery
Small Pencil Cedar, Pencil Pine, Italian Cypress, Tuscan Cypress, Graveyard Cypress from this batch
Medium Pencil Cedar, Pencil Pine, Italian Cypress, Tuscan Cypress, Graveyard Cypress from this batch

Cupressus sempervirens

Pencil Cedar, Pencil Pine, Italian Cypress, Tuscan Cypress, Graveyard Cypress

Estimated fully grown height 7-12m

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Product Details

Small specimens are 1.5-2m tall.

Cupressus sempervirens, as its common name Pencil Cedar suggests, is a wonderfully narrow conifer which is planted readily across the Mediterranean.

The Pencil Cedar or Italian Cypress is widely planted in Tuscany and if you are to ever visit this region; their architectural structural will leave you with a lasting impression of how beautiful this tree truly is.  Interesting this conifer is not native to Italy; it has simply been widely cultivated there for a very long time.  This tree is naturalised mainly in Western Turkey.

The wood of the Pencil Cedar is fragranced and in the past was used for lining drawers to keep clothing smelling sweet, indeed the doors of St Peter’s Basilica, in the Vatican City, Rome, are also made of Italian Cypress wood.  In cosmetics, this tree is used as astringent, anti-seborrheic, anti-aging and as a fragrance.

Cupressus sempervirens does best on nutrient rich, deep soil and will not perform to its best ability in the UK if planted in exposed or cold areas, truly preferring the hot, arid summers of central Europe.  That said urban gardens, courtyards and very formal, sheltered planting schemes will make the most of this architectural beauty in the UK.

Mature Height:7-12m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.