The Cypress, Arizona, Cupressus arizonica var arizonica, is a steeple shaped tree with a pale-green to gray-green color and the only cypress native to the Southwest.
It is a medium sized tree 50 to 60 feet tall, and an evergreen, with a dense, upright, conical crown and smooth reddish-brown bark, that sometimes becomes fibrous with flat ridges. The soft- textured gray-green foliage and rough shredding gray brown bark add texture and interest to the landscape.
Being very drought and heat tolerant, Arizona cypress generally requires little maintenance. Watering at least every other week is necessary for desert planting during the growing season. Arizona cypress is especially susceptible to fire and needs proper protection.
Use Arizona Cypress for erosion control, windbreaks, or as a valued Christmas tree!
* Upright habit
* Drought and heat tolerant
|Family||Cupressus arizonica var arizonica|
|Mature Height||40 to 50 feet|
|Mature Spread||25 to 35 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fall Color||Gray Green|