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Italian Cypress

I am in need some advice.

We are looking to grow two Italian Cypress tree in an area where its only sunny for about .5 of the day (AM) and the rest of the day, its in shaded area - would this be ok?

The reason why I ask is I have read that they should be placed in location where it is exposed to sun throughout the day.

Can anybody provide some guidance.

James

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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,269
    edited July 2020
    Mine is in a pot tucked right into a right angled wall so doesn't get any sun at all. It has only grown very slowly which is fine for me. Hopefully there will be other posters who can advise how they grow in the ground.

    You do realize just how tall they can get I hope? They can dwarf a house in no time.
  • Lizzie27 said:
    Mine is in a pot tucked right into a right angled wall so doesn't get any sun at all. It has only grown very slowly which is fine for me. Hopefully there will be other posters who can advise how they grow in the ground.

    You do realize just how tall they can get I hope? They can dwarf a house in no time.
    Thanks and yes, i am aware that they can grow very tall - which is wanted :)

    Ideally, I want to purchase them large (at least 8ft) from the start and they will be planted into the ground (not in pots).

    Does anybody have any recommendations on where to purchase large Italian cypress?
  • Any other recommendations of suppliers?
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,626
    The RHS website has a feature called Plant Finder which allows you to search for nurseries supplying a particular plant.

    You do know that the bigger the tree when you plant the higher the cost, the better you have to prepare the planting hole and the longer and slower it is to establish itself and start growing again?  Might be quicker to go for a 3 or 4' specimen and a lot cheaper.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,729
    Any other recommendations of suppliers?
    Primrose.

    I got two totem, and two arizona, cypress from them last year.
  • Obelixx said:
    The RHS website has a feature called Plant Finder which allows you to search for nurseries supplying a particular plant.

    You do know that the bigger the tree when you plant the higher the cost, the better you have to prepare the planting hole and the longer and slower it is to establish itself and start growing again?  Might be quicker to go for a 3 or 4' specimen and a lot cheaper.
    Thanks for your advise.
  • JoeX said:
    Any other recommendations of suppliers?
    Primrose.

    I got two totem, and two arizona, cypress from them last year.
    JoeX said:
    Any other recommendations of suppliers?
    Primrose.

    I got two totem, and two arizona, cypress from them last year.
    Thanks
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