Do the Italian cypress trees add curb appeal or no?
No, overwhelms the look.
Here is an article I came across, hope this helps. https://homeguides.sfgate.com/trouble-italian-cypress-trees-28747.html
I don't care for them. They take away from the house itself.
My opinion is that they distract from your homes curb presentation. They make the eye wander and not focus on any of the home’s features.
Because the house is two story, I don't think the trees are out of scale but I don't think they are aesthetically appealing in the landscape. Italian cypress tend to be austere and can look dated or old-school---unless used in a long majestic row along an estate garden or lining a driveway in Tuscany. You might look at 'fresher" looking trees such as Crape Myrtle, Buckeye, Japanese Maple, or if you want an evergreen, try Slender Hinoki False Cypress for a free form yet still elegant look. Your home is lovely and the landscaping beautifully maintained, so do what feels right to you---you obviously have a good eye for landscaping!
Well, they are not done growing, may reach a height of 60' or so they will widen out to maybe up to 20', which may not be a pretty sight for you. They will encroach on your driveway and sidewalk with their branches, also consider the roots.
I think they do, it adds a look of interest that I bet none of your other neighbours have :)
To me they are unique and for that reason I would just give them so time to grow and fill in. But this makes your house one of a kind and it stands out which is usually a good thing.
Your yard is beautiful and now I feel guilty. I need to trim the front yard.
They seem a bit out of place to me. Perhaps you can add some other features to blend in. It would be a shame to lose them.
Hello Eric. I like the trees but I think they were planted in the wrong place. They would look better at the corners of your house. That would add drama to your beautiful landscaping. Good luck Eric.
Hello, Yes they do!
WOW...I love them. You are getting a lot of opinions on here. lol. They are beautiful trees that add so much to the front!
I like them!
It all depends on what your like! one thing you could do is take a photo of your house and take it to a nursery and they will gladly make suggestions to as what would look best there. Good luck
Yes, I think they look great.
I think they look nice, but I wouldn't put one close to the house like in the photo.
love them. Adds nice contrast.
I think they are too slender and angular, distracting from a fabulous home. I'd remove them and add a shorter, softer looking deciduous tree(s),as space permits,with a more rounded growth pattern, to repeat the upper window shapes at the front of your home.
As stated, be aware of eventual height, width, and tree root growth to preclude damage to your drive/walkway.
Cypress trees are usually used in a row as a wind break frequently and to make a statement. Yours look like of lonely, transplant them along the side or back of the house.
I would remove the one by the driveway as it gets bigger it will probably crack the concrete.
I think the cypress trees are beautiful with the tall house, looks good.
They seem to match the style of that home!
I think they look good. Everything just needs a good pruning to freshen it up. Then add some baskets or planters with bright flowers and it will look perfect!
I love them!
I am sorry, but I would remove them before they get so big you can’t. They rest of your landscaping is beautiful and your home is gorgeous. If you want to replace the cypress trees maybe consider crepe mrytle. They come in a variety of beautiful colorful flowers.
they are super pretty but I would keep them to the side since when they mature they will cover your house