Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
Gerald L. Klingaman
CUPRESSUS arizonica var. glabra
The Arizona cypress is an upright evergreen conifer tree with branches of soft gray or blue-green foliage. The undersides of the scaley leaves are covered in white resin glands. Small, prickled, round cones add seasonal interest as does the smooth reddish bark.
A sunny dry location is needed to grow Arizona cypress and it is not a particularly good choice for climates with humidity and wet summers. Best used as large plant screens or windbreaks inland or near the coast, cultivars 'Carolina Sapphire', 'Blue Pyramid' or 'Gareei' have more decorative foliage and could make a nice specimen evergreen in an unirrigated lawn.
9 - 2
6 - 15
5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Needled or Scaled Evergreen
30'-50' / 9.1m - 15.2m
15'-25' / 4.6m - 7.6m
Southwestern United States
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Hedges, Screening / Wind Break
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