Cupressus arizonica var arizonica
- Great southern evergreen
- Very heat and drought tolerant
- Excellent choice for windbreaks
- Soft gray-green foliage
- Grows 40' to 50', 25' to 30' spread
- Zones 7 to 9
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
Zones 7 - 9
The Arizona Cypress can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Arizona Cypress falls into the following type(s): Evergreens
40' - 50' High
The Arizona Cypress grows to be 40' - 50' feet in height.
25' - 30' Spread
The Arizona Cypress has a spread of about 25' - 30' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This cypress does well in full sun.
The Arizona Cypress grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, sandy, well drained, wide range soils.
This cypress has pyramidal shape.
The Arizona Cypress tree is exceptionally tolerant of hot, dry conditions. This makes it an excellent tree for its native habitat, the southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. In these locales it makes an good windbreak, and it is also widely used for soil erosion planting. It is grown as a Christmas tree and used in the landscape as an ornamental.
The seeds of the Arizona Cypress are consumed by squirrels, ground squirrels, and other rodents.
The Arizona Cypress is a native of interior Mexico extending into the southwestern United States where it is the only native cypress. For a major species it was discovered by Euro-Americans rather recently in history. Credit for the discovery goes to E. L. Greene, who made the find in the 1880s. While authorities do not agree on the taxonomy of the Arizona cypress, two varieties are often listed. Cypressus arizonica var. arizonica has thick, fibrous, coarsely shedding, gray brown bark, dull gray-green needles with no resinous exudations. Cypressus arizonica var. glabra has smooth bark exfoliating in papery layers of purple to red, bright blue-green needles with resin glands.
Normal moisture requirements, but with good drought tolerance.
The leaves are gray-green and scale-like, closely overlapping each other and encircling the branchlets.
Flowers are inconspicuous in the spring. Male is pale yellow-green color, female is light green.
The fruit is a 3/4"-1" long, 1"-1 1/4" wide, dark reddish brown cone. Cones mature at the end of the second year but persist on the tree for many years.
Native southwestern cypress with soft- textured, gray-green foliage and rough, shredding, gray-brown bark. Very drought and heat tolerant. Excellent for windbreaks and erosion control, Christmas trees, or an as an ornamental. Grows 40'to 50' with a 25'-30' spread. (zones 7-9)
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Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.