Italian cypress Cupressaceae Cupressus sempervirens

Leaf:Evergreen, scale-like, blunt-tipped, tight and crowded on the twig in opposite pairs, dark green.
Flower:Species is monoecious; males are small, pale yellow-green at ends of branch tips; females small light green near branch tips.
Fruit:Dry, egg-shaped to round, woody cones, to 1 1/2 inch in length, 6 to 8 overlapping scales, each scale with a small projection.
Twig:Slender, square, covered in scale-like leaves, turning gray with age.
Bark:Red-brown in color, exfoliating in long, fibrous strips, weathers to ashy gray.
Form:An upright, straight tree to 100 feet maximum but far more commonly to less than 50 feet. Most planted trees are cultivars selected for their very narrow crowns.

leaf flower fruit bark form map