Cupressus sempervirens 'Monshel'

Tiny Tower Italian Cypress

Evergreen Conifer, Shrub

Cupressus sempervirens 'Tiny Towers' is a dwarf selection of Italian cypress with a strictly columnar growth habit. Its slow growth and slim profile makes it perfect choice for containers and small gardens. Its 10 year size is typically about 18" wide by 6' to 8' tall, though with age it can get larger still, perhaps getting as tall as 25' to 30' in optimum conditions.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


Size: 48 - 72 tall x 12 - 18 wide
Shape / Form: Columnar / Narrow
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Blue, Green

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Hedges and Screens, Hell Strip, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Heat Tolerant, Once-a-Year Maintenance, Reflected Heat

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler, continuity creator, back drop
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos