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Blue Pyramid Arizona Cypress

Cupressus arizonica var. glabra 'Blue Pyramid'

An excellent landscape specimen that works well as a single planting or in rows as a screen or windbreak. Its noble, upright, pyramidal form with compact, symmetrical branching is cloaked by handsome blue-gray foliage and accented by reddish exfoliating bark. A drought-tolerant native of the southwestern United States. Evergreen.
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Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationku-PRES-us ar-i-ZON-ic-a GLAY-bruh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasWith its compact, pyramidal shape, this Cypress is an interesting landscape accent, especially in the specially sheared spiral form. Use singly or in rows as a screen. The spiral form in containers is striking as a formal entryway planting.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateFast
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Viburnum (Viburnum); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Switch Grass (Panicum)

Highly adaptable; best with average to lean, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates periodic drought. Apply a slow-release fertilizer when new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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