Totem Dwarf Italian Cypress

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Totem Dwarf Italian Cypress Tree (Cupressus sempervirens 'Totem') is a gorgeous evergreen tree that is a space-saving and beautiful tree for landscapes of all sizes! The upright reaching tightly packed growth stays slim and narrow as it reaches for the sky in a lovely deep green.

Totem is a slower-growing, soft-textured Italian Cypress that stays smaller and very much lives up to its name in form; staying narrow and upright and evergreen! Perfect space-saving vertical interest in any garden or landscape to add that punch of punctuation year-round.

Italian Cypress Tree USDA growing zones 7 through 10 and can grow to a tidy and compact 10-18 feet in height and 18-24 inches in width to create a torch of green that lights up your garden without sacrificing space. Their measured growth means low-maintenance for you and very little in the way of pruning.

Planting and Application:

Totem Dwarf Cypress are perfect for screening in narrow places, creating a row of greenery in that narrow path between your home and the neighbors fence with pretty white gravel or river rock and paving stones to add a formal, easy-care touch. Create a long deep planter with several of these formal shrubs planted in a row. Add some casters and you have a mobile shade and privacy planter! Young trees can even be kept as front porch thrillers in elegant pots.

These slender green specimen that add vertical height as focal point and anchors for both front foundation plantings and back seating areas to create punctuation throughout garden beds and borders. Create narrow privacy and garden walls that won’t sacrifice space. Plant around a formal garden and Rock garden or add unique color year round around the the pool and seating areas.

  • Upright Growing Evergreen
  • Narrow Columnar Form
  • Slower Growing & Low-Maintenance
  • Containers & In Ground Space-Saving
  • Narrow Privacy & Screening, Accents & Focal Points

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Cypress Trees need full sun to do its very best and prefers arid well-drained soil once established. Be sure to provide regular moisture while young trees are establishing. These plants need very little in the way of maintenance and pruning, but can get a light shearing in the early spring.

  • Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture At First - Low Once Established
  • Dwarf Selection
  • Prune/Shear Early Spring If Needed

Slim and slender, and upright reaching, the Totem Dwarf Italian Cypress Tree is the space-saving selection for properties of all sizes! Order enough for your next project today at today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Totem Dwarf Italian Cypress Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cupressus sempervirens 'Totem'
Type Evergreen
Size Dwarf
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Harvest Time n/a
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Not Applicable