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Cupressus arizonica

Common Name(s):
Arizona cypress
Cultivar(s):
'Blue Ice', 'Glabra', 'Glauca' , 'Sulfurea', 'Golden Pyramid', 'Carolina Sapphire'
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Reddish brown bark; susceptible to canker; foliage thins if grown in shade; can be used as a 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.

 

 

Height:
30-40 ft.
Flower:
Small, rounded cones
Zones:
7-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun; well-drained soil; does well in hot, dry sites
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Upright pyramidal with fine textured foliage
Width:
15-20 ft.
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Leaf:
Evergreen scales; green to blue green
Tags:
cpp, salt tolerant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1980

Cupressus arizonica 'Blue Pyramid' Cupressus arizonica 'Blue Pyramid'
Andrey Zharkikh, CC BY - 4.0
Cupressus arizonica Cupressus arizonica
Olive Titus, CC0
Cupressus arizonica var. glabra 'Silver Smoke' Cupressus arizonica var. glabra 'Silver Smoke'
Wendy Cutler, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Cupressus arizonica var glabra Cupressus arizonica var glabra
Olive Titus, CC0
Cupressus arizonica Cupressus arizonica
Joe Blowe, CC BY-SA - 4.0