Top 10 Trees – Pencil Pine (Cupressus Sempervirens Glauca)

Without doubt ‘glauca’ is the best form of ‘pencil pine’. This new variety of Glauca┬ákeeps a very tight, dense habit and doesn’t splay out wide like other forms of pencil pine. Dark grey/green in colour it also doesn’t have the ugly nuts that conventional conifers have. “Glauca” is ideally grown as a screen plant or stand alone specimen. Prefers a moist, well drained, fertile soil in a full sun position but can adapt to suit semi shade positions.

Height: 15 metres
Width: 1 metre
Growth rate: Moderate