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Italian cypress

 
 

Cupressus sempervirens

 
Italian cypress woodItalian cypress is a handsome introduced conifer occasionally planted for ornament and in forestry tests. Columnar Italian cypress (var. stricta Alt.), the common variety, is readily identified by the very narrow columnar crown. Medium-sized coniferous evergreen tree, resinous and aromatic, becoming 60 ft (18 m) tall and 1.5 ft (0.5 m) in trunk diameter. In its native home this is a large tree with stout trunk and spreading branches. The variety commonly cultivated has short erect branches. The wood is described as yellow or light brown, moderately hard, fine-textured, aromatic, easily worked, and durable. Elsewhere, it has been used for construction, furniture, and clothes chests. It has not been used much in Hawaii.

 

Italian cypress
 
Italian cypress branch

Italian cypress branch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italian cypress