Cupressus sempervirens Totem is the Italian Pencil Cypress. It is a familiar sight in the Tuscan countryside. This conifer is a tall, narrow plant. It has a very strict ascending habit and dark green foliage. They really make an architectural statement, especially when they are planted in pairs or rows. Their pencil thin form is very distinctive. Cupressus sempervirens Totem need plenty of water until they are established. Despite coming from Italy, they are fairly hardy and will grow successfully in the UK. They are an ideal conifer for formal gardens, planted in pairs for entrance ways or can even been kept successfully in pots. They are easy to keep trimmed to maintain their shape and will grow to 15m.