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Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress (tree form)

Cupressus arizonica 'Carolina Sapphire (tree form)'

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Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress (tree form) (Cupressus arizonica 'Carolina Sapphire (tree form)') at Rainbow Gardens

Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress (tree form)

Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress (tree form)

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Height:  6 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Description:

A compact accent tree for a small area, with foliage that is gracefully fine and blue-green in color; use as a solitary accent in the landscape or garden

Ornamental Features

Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress (tree form) has attractive bluish-green foliage which emerges powder blue in spring. The threadlike leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The peeling indian red bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress (tree form) is an open evergreen tree, selected and trained to grow in a small tree-like form with the primary plant grafted high atop a standard. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress (tree form) is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress (tree form) will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Screening 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.