The Cypress tree is an evergreen tree from the Cupressaceae family: a slender conifer, it can reach 40 meters in height. Its name is derived from the Greek mythology in which Cyparisse, Telephus’ son, was turned into a cypress by Apollo.
Their bark is sometimes smooth and the leaves are speading and awl-shaped on young shoots but are characteristically small, scalelike, and appressed to the branch on older branchlets. They are usually aromatic, with glandular pits on the outer surface, and cover the stem in opposite pairs, giving the branchlet a four-sided appearance.
The epitome of Mediterranean landscapes, the cypress defines the Tuscan landscape: more, cypress wood was historically used to manufacture Italian harpsichords. Woody, fresh and aromatic, the cypress scent evokes the strength and nobility of its silhouette.