Cupressus sempivirens glauca

Italian Pencil Pine

Technical information

Height: 15m x Width: 1m

Habit & Growth rate: Moderate growth rate with an upright and compact columnar form.

Foliage: The Cupressus sempivirens glauca displays blue-green foliage in a tight columnar form easy to maintain and manage. This tree holds its leaves throughout the year making it suitable for screening.


The Cupressus sempivirens glauca prefer to be positioned in full sun and planted in moist, well-drained soil. Used more commonly in formal landscapes, the Cupressus sempivirens glauca is also a great tree to line driveways with, or planted for formal screening because of its upright habit and uniformity. 

Reference: Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes © 1997
Edward F Gilman
Cassells Trees of Britain and Northern Europe © 2003
David More and John White

All plant dimensions are estimates only and ultimate size and growth rates will depend on growing conditions, particularly when used in some urban environments.