Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress

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About Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress

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.

aches a mature size of 40-50 foot H x 15-20 foot 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.

Spacing Your Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress

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

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