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Carolina Sapphire Cypress


carolina sapphire cypress tree


The species is a native of the American southwest and is densely clothed in blue/grey leaves and becomes a narrow pyramid, perhaps reaching 50 to 70 feet tall. Exceptionally tolerant of hot, dry conditions, smooth barked Arizona cypress is ideal for use as a screen, hedge, or windbreak. The outer red/brown bark breaks off every year, revealing the fresh, new, bright red, smooth inner bark. Foliage of ‘Carolina Sapphire’ is one of the brightest blues you will ever see. Jump out of the way after planting this cultivar since it springs out of the ground, with young trees growing about 6 feet each year with irrigation.


Light requirement: full sun Soil tolerances: clay; sand; loam; alkaline; acidic; well-drained Drought tolerance: high Aerosol salt tolerance: unknown

Use and Management

Smooth barked Arizona cypress should be grown in full sun on well-drained, acid, or alkaline soil. If grown with too much moisture or on a poorly drained clay, a shallow root system will develop making the tree susceptible to wind damage. The species was once widely grown in the southeastern United States but may perform best in the drier parts of the southwest, including west Texas and Oklahoma.

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