Drench the soil around the tree after planting and cover the root zone with 3 to 4 inches of organic mulch. Give the tree a good soaking every week for the first few months. Cypress trees need water most in spring when they enter a growth spurt and in fall just before they go dormant. They can withstand occasional drought once established, but it's best to water them if you haven't had a drenching rain for more than a month.
- Light Needs: Full Sun, partial Shade
- Watering Needs: Water deeply to settle the soil around roots.
Cypress trees come in two sizes: small and smaller. Grown outdoors in their natural habitat, the trees can grow to 16 feet tall. This is quite small for a cypress. The tree has many admirers, thanks to its green-yellow needle-like foliage, conical growth pattern and bright fresh citrus smell. If you are thinking of growing lemon cypress, you'll need to understand basic rules of lemon cypress care.