The "Tiny Towers" dwarf Italian cypress is a one-in-a-million plant that adds a stately presence to any garden setting. Italian cypress is a hallmark of the Italian countryside, and figures largely into its stylized gardens. This dwarf selection retains its small size indefinitely, offering an exceptionally dense, blue-green foliage on a rigid, columnar form, maintaining its value as an architectural accent both in the summer and under winter snow. This dwarf cypress is perfect in containers and for small, high profile city gardens. It requires no shearing, but adapts well to topiary applications. Use a matched pair to flank a door, gate, art, fountain or window. Line them up on steps in matching pots for a graduated effect. Plant as part of a perennial border as reoccurring living columns. A perfect central "finger" for a symmetrical herb garden. The Tiny Towers Dwarf Italian cypress is hardy to USDA zone 7 and all higher zones. Very slow growth to just 8 feet tall by about 2 feet wide. Shipped potted in soil to ensure the best possible start when planted in yard or garden. Limited guarantee on this item.