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Chaparral Arizona Cypress

Cupressus arizonica var. glabra 'Chaparral'

Unique light sage-green, finely textured foliage creates a handsome specimen for the landscape. The broadly columnar habit with graceful branching works well alone or in groups as a screen or windbreak. Highly heat and drought tolerant when established. Evergreen.
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Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationku-PRES-us GLAY-bruh
Average Size at MaturityGrows about 1 ft. per year; reaches 20 to 30 ft. tall, 8 to 12 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, 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: 5-9

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