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The lovely, hardy cypress
Member Name: davidwicks99
Date: 30/01/01, updated on 30/01/01 (154 review reads)
Advantages: beautiful, hardy, good natural barrier
Disadvantages: need to trim it carefully
This is a plant that needs to be trimmed because it will grow fairly rapidly, but you must trim it well. You should begin trimming as soon as you plant it as it responds quite well and will grow back thicker and fuller. However, when trimming be careful not to cut below the foliage or you will do permanent damage to the plant. A good rule of thumb is to cut no more than the length of your pointer finger from last year's growth. Furthermore, when you trim you should also use a bit of string to shape the plant to the form you desire so that it will grow to that shape.
This is also a fairly hardy plant. I never had to water it, even in the driest of times. It seems to have good roots and a good hydration system for keeping itself.
There are no real drawbacks to owning this plant. It grows at a good pace (about 6 to 14 inches per annum depending on conditions and age), is thick in its growth, and is a fairly pretty plant with its light green and almost goldish hue. If you want a plant to put between yourself and your neighbors rather than constructing a fence, then this is the plant for you. It creates a beautiful natural boundary. Just head my words on trimming and it will flourish for years to come.