Similar to boxwood hedge, potted cypress works well as topiary. For the best growth possible, place potted cypress in an area that receives morning sun and afternoon shade. As far as watering is concerned, cypress can rot easily if oversaturated, so it’s best to water it in the morning to allow for proper evaporation before the sun fades.
Trade in dwarf Alberta spruce and pyramidal yews for the ferny texture of Soft Serve false cypress. This evergreen has silver-blue tones on leaf undersides, adding to the plant’s eye candy effect in the landscape. Use it for an informal hedge that’s deer resistant. Hardy in Zones 5-7. Botanical name: Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Dow Whiting’
For year-round color, plant golden Hinoki false cypress. Plants glow in the landscape, reaching a size of 8-10 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide in 15 years. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8. Botanical name: Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Crippsii’
This classic billiard room features a deep brown wall color paired with natural cypress trim and wainscoting. A solid wood pool table sits at the center of the room, while a metal island light hangs above. Colorful modern artwork adds a finishing touch.
With its focus on sustainable, locally-sourced materials, this living room features a wall of pickled pecky cypress, which houses three flat-screen TVs, programmable via the home's smart tablets. Perched above the TVs, a series of transom windows contributes to the room's expansive presence.
This home library features wall-to-wall cypress paneling paired with neutral grasscloth upholstered furniture, including a chaise lounge and sofa. Square patterned pillows decorate the furniture, while colorful glass vases sit atop the wooden coffee table. A sisal area rug completes the natural look of the space.
A wall of pickled pecky cypress houses three flat-screen TVs, programmable via the home's smart tablets. A series of transom windows and the peaked ceiling, vaulted to a height of 19'8", contribute to the room's expansive presence.
This traditional sitting room features wall-to-wall cypress wall paneling paired with neutral grasscloth upholstered furniture, including a sofa and chaise lounge. A built-in cabinet made from matching cypress provides a place for storing books, while a custom sisal area rug adds a touch of texture.
In this smaller dining room, the owners of the Sacred Pepper wanted the space to feel like a private and intimate dining space, while still feeling connected enough to accommodate larger parties. To keep the organic feel going throughout the spaces, designers incorporated Pecky Cypress on the ceiling and the cobalt blue rug tie the main dining room and the private room together.
A dense Mediterranean-style garden with thyme borders an outdoor patio with a small metal patio set. The potted cypress tree is an elegant nod to Mediterranean design and a relatively low-maintenance addition to the landscape.
Small juniper and cypress trees are the best fits for mobile trees meant for outdoor use. Since these live, organic trees are taller and narrower than artificial versions, it's smart to consider placing them in taller, squatter vessels rather than low, oblong wash tubs. For this outdoor dining area, a cypress was placed into an old wine crate outfitted with casters.
Simple centerpieces, like glass candleholders and flower arrangements, can be dressed up with layers of cypress tree cuttings. There's no artful arrangement needed; the less perfect the greenery appears, the more natural it looks.