Tuscany type conifer?

New Braunfels, TX(Zone 8b)

What is the kind of bush/tree (conifer?) that is often seen planted around tuscan style buildings? It is tall and very slim.


(Zone 7a)

Possibly a Juniperus of some kind.

Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

I suspect you're referring to cupressus sempervirens.
It has a very striking mediterranean look to it.
Unfortunately, not very hardy.

Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

Yes, the Italian Cypress - as Weerobin noted - is the tall slender conifer often used to demark drives in Tuscany.

Cupressus sempervirens: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53329/

Not stout enough for midwest conditions, but likely fine for most parts of droughty Texas.

New Braunfels, TX(Zone 8b)

Wonderful! Italian Cypress it is. Thanks to all.


Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

You could substitute Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket'

(Zone 7a)

I have a lovely Juniperus scopulorum 'Moonglow' that really stands out. It's a great blue/gray.

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