How to Water an Italian Cypress


Gardeners living in arid regions often search for suitable trees able to withstand dry conditions. When looking for an evergreen that will grow quickly into a tall and handsome tree, consider an Italian cypress. Italian cypress trees grow into tall spires that will majestically surround any sunny landscape. Because Italian cypress adapt readily to a variety of soils and growing environments, they will not require excessive watering to remain healthy.

Step 1

Place the end of the hose between 1 and 2 feet away from the trunk of the Italian cypress tree and turn the water on to a steady flow.

Step 2

Leave the water running for approximately 15 minutes to water the tree down to a depth of 2 feet. Turn the water off after the time elapses.

Step 3

Repeat the watering once per week if less than 1 inch of rain falls within a one-week period. Continue to provide supplemental water for the Italian cypress during dry periods during the entire growing season.

Tips and Warnings

  • If you notice the top of an Italian cypress tree dying back, this indicates the tree needs more water.

Things You'll Need

  • Garden hose


  • Types of Trees: Italian cypress trees
  • Fast Growing Trees: Italian Cypress Trees
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Kathryn Hatter is a 42-year-old veteran homeschool educator and regular contributor to Natural News. She is an accomplished gardener, seamstress, quilter, painter, cook, decorator, digital graphics creator and she enjoys technical and computer gadgets. She began writing for Internet publications in 2007. She is interested in natural health and hopes to continue her formal education in the health field (nursing) when family commitments will allow.