- Common Name(s):
- Arizona cypress
- Blue Ice, Glabra, Glauca , Sulfurea, Golden Pyramid
Reddish brown bark; susceptible to canker; foliage thins if grown in shade; can be used as specimen tree or for windbreaks. This plant is moderately salt tolerant.
Arizona Cypress, var. glabra 'Carolina Sapphire' is great screening evergreen tree. consider the A conical, broadly pyramidal growing conifer, it will grow about 1-2 feet per year and reach a mature height of 40-50 feet and width of 15-20 feet. If creating a screen, you will want to plant at least 7 feet apart. It does best in full to partial sun. It has beautiful silvery blue / teal coloration year round. The branches are sturdy, but have a lacy appearance. Its aroma and color interest make a great display in holiday greenery.
It is rather drought tolerant, has low water requirement once established, and can withstand the heat of summer. It is relatively trouble-free, and moderately deer resistant, making it a good choice for screening, compared to other fast growing evergreen choices.
by Joanne King
- 30-40 ft.
- Small, rounded cones
- Sun; well-drained soil; does well in hot, dry sites
- Upright pyramidal with fine textured foliage
- 15-20 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Evergreen scales; green to blue green
NCCES plant id: 1980