Yellow Arizona Cypress

Cupressus arizonica var. glabra 'Sulphurea'

A handsome and colorful evergreen conifer with a columnar growth habit. Foliage matures with a blue-green hue and a halo shading of gold. Use as a single specimen for a bright focal point in the garden, or en masse as an eye-catching hedge. Adapts well to regular pruning for a formal appearance. A rugged and adaptable Western native.
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6 - 9

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Full sun

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 MaturityModerate growing; reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseHedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
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.

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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 9

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