Arizona Cypress

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A fast-growing evergreen with dense, soft foliage, the Arizona Cypress Tree (Cupressus arizonica) is an evergreen conifer with the coloration of a Blue Spruce but withstands hotter growing zones that many Spruce cannot!

Your Arizona Cypress tree is a fast-growing conifer with dense, evergreen foliage of a vibrant grey-green hue, with just enough of a silver tint to catch your eye in the sunlight! The foliage is soft-textured in both appearance and touch, certain to draw you in for a closer look and feel. Birds shelter in the dense safety of their limbs and you'll love the shade and year-round green presence they provide!

As your tree matures, the bark displays exfoliating, red-tinted, brown bark for added decorative interest. Keeping its limbs clear to the ground, these evergreens form the classic Christmas tree pyramidal shape, remaining dense and fluffy throughout USDA planting zones 7 to 9. Growing up to 50 feet in height and 35 feet wide at their base.

Planting and Application:

A single Arizona Cypress makes the perfect specimen plant for open sunny areas. It will be the perfect living Christmas tree, ready-made for lights even if you live in the middle of the deserts of the Southwestern US! Cypress is a formal evergreen with a very desirable, uniform, pyramidal shape and wonderful forest-fresh fragrance.

Use this tall, native forest evergreen if you have an eyesore from your second or even third-story window. It can be used in a massive windbreak that you want along the edge of your property. A few Cypress would create an excellent windbreak for your property or plant just one for a lively accent in a side yard. Cypress will produce a very dense screen that is twice as tall as they are wide.

Cypress is an excellent cover for birds and wildlife, so create groupings or hedgerows of these fast-growing evergreens. Plant them in odd numbers and vary the spacing between plants for a much more relaxed look. Large-scale screening projects are a wonderful use for Arizona Cypress when spaced 12 to 15 feet apart, or try an old farmer's trick and stagger the line with a zig-zag planting pattern for faster results and year-round presence.

  • Fluffy Soft Gray-Green Needles
  • Dense Pyramidal Form
  • Uniform Fast Growth & Great Aroma
  • Fast-Growing Evergreen
  • Specimens, Windbreaks, Wildlife & Hedges

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Cypress Trees do best in full sun and any kind of well-drained soil. New trees need regular moisture until they are established, but once they are, they become drought-resistant Xeric landscaping gems! Support their roots with Nature Hills Root Booster and a 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch over the roots.

A low-maintenance tree, it will grow beautifully with no need for pruning, spraying for pest issues, or any other of the common ailments that sometimes plague other evergreens. If you do wish to trim these trees, remember they will not regrow from buds like other plants, so wherever you snip, is where growth stops. But if you do need to prune at all (removing dead or problematic limbs) do so in the spring before you see new growth.

  • Full Sun
  • Drought & Heat Resistant
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Then Low Once Established
  • Prune Before New Growth In Spring

There are many evergreens to choose from, but Arizona Cypress trees are one of the best for a fast-growing tree that will provide years of enjoyment and require little to no effort on your part. Order yours today from!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Arizona Cypress Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-9
Growing Zones 7-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cupressus arizonica
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 40 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 35 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Gray Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring