Guardian® Indigo Cypress

Cupressus x 'RutCup1' PPAF

A magnificent conifer with an upright form, notable disease resistance, and attractive silvery blue-green foliage that works well as a single landscape specimen, or massed for an evergreen screen. The naturally pyramidal shape works well for formal shearing, creating a striking topiary form. A Monrovia exclusive.
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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 GLA-bra
Average Size at MaturityGrows 16 to 18 ft. tall, 12 to 14 ft. wide in 10 years; 30 to 40 ft. tall, 22 to 30 ft. tall with maturity.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Topiary, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Improved Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsOnce established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Tickseed (Coreopsis);

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. Apply a slow-release fertilizer when new growth begins in spring. In natural form, prune only to remove damaged or dead branches. Prune topiaries as needed to maintain form.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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