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Cupressus arizonica (Arizona Cypress)

Cupressus arizonica
Arizona Cypress

This evergreen tree is native to central Arizona, from 3000 to 8000 feet. The foliage color ranges from blue-green to silver, providing a nice contrast to the rough, reddish-brown bark. Inconspicuous flowers are followed by small, rounded reddish-brown cones. It performs well in hot interior climates, and is a favorite windbreak for high desert grasslands. It also is useful in erosion control. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil, and provide deep, infrequent summer irrigations.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 6 (-10° F)
Flower Color Inconspicuous
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 40' - 50' (ft)
Spread 15' - 20' (ft)
Spacing 20' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Birds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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