My final write on this series is about the Italian Cypress. This is a popular plant for Tucson. It's structural and adds definition to your garden space. These can get quite large and tall. Use this Cypress in repetition at corners or the entrance to a building. You may see these placed around a walkway as a formal structure. This Cypress, like most, require strong and hot sun. You'll see this plant around town used in a lot of different ways. Place around the corners of your home or near entrances....parkways. This plant defines space. It is drought tolerant and slow growing or at least that was my experience with it. You've been warned:) Again, this plant is popular with local wildlife, mainly birds, who like to nest in this giant.