in the Italian Cypress - again, would they work in 4 season climate? Thanks
Tower' Italian cypress, see http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/1028/tiny-tower-italian-cypress.php
These grow somewhat narrower than columnar junipers, and have a darker green color than 'Skyrocket,' which tends to be a bit blue-green.
reserach the Italian Cypress but didn't think to explore the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.....so thank you also for that resource and for taking the time to do "my homework" for me. There is a tree that I "discovered" when I moved here that was planted in front of our Wonderlab (a children's science museum)
Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) is hardy to USDA Zone 7, which has a minimum of 0° - 5°. This is a better match, although one particularly cold winter could damage or kill this plant. If you absolutely looooved that plant I might risk it; otherwise you might have better success with a