Care Level: I'm Easy
Pet Friendly: Warning
Toxic if ingested.
Origins: Crete, Rhodes, Turkey to Iran
Fun Facts: Its fragrant foli...
Its fragrant foliage when crushed and round cones give it extra attention. The dried cones and younger branches have been used in medicinal applications for coughs, colds, flu, sore throats, and antiseptic, astringent, and antifungal treatments!
The height and conical shape of the cypress point to the sky and the heavens, symbolizing immortality and hope. On the flip side, it's also a symbol of mourning and can be found at burial sites. The cypress is a sacred symbol and is believed to have been the wood for the crucifixion of Christ.