The Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress is a gorgeous privacy tree for all seasons! The Carolina Sapphire produces fragrant scaled foliage that retains it’s nice silver-blue hue all year long. Additionally, this tree has attractive reddish-brown bark that contrasts nicely with the light-colored leaves. As it’s an evergreen, this Cypress will never leave your landscape short of foliage coverage.
This selection features a more uniform growth-habit than other types of Arizona cypress. It grows in a naturally conical form that requires little pruning. Therefore, it’s perfect for a low-maintenance privacy screen.
Don’t want to wait forever for a sizable privacy screen? The Carolina Sapphire is a notably fast-growing variety, and can grow between 12-32 inches in a single year!
The Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress is ideal as a wind barrier, privacy screen, holiday specimen, or even a container plant if pruned a couple times a year.
Once established, the Carolina Sapphire proves itself to be notably heat and drought tolerant. Furthermore, it has an impressive deer resistance and salt tolerance.
Reaches a mature size of 40-50′ H x 15-20′ W.
Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress Care
Hardy from USDA Zones 7-9.
Plant in Full Sun for best results.
The Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress is tolerant of a range of soil types, however, it prefers soil with good drainage. In addition, it works well in Xeriscape gardens due to it’s tolerance of dry soils.
Water 2-3 times a week during the first growing season to ensure that it establishes itself well. Afterwards, supplementary water is rarely needed.
Fertilize in early spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer. This will help to ensure that it has everything it needs to continue growing and thriving.
Space Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress 6-7 feet apart for a nearly impenetrable wall of foliage. Alternatively, plant 12-15 feet apart for space between plantings.
Looking for a similar plant with slightly slower growth and lower maximum height? Check out the Blue Ice Cypress