Arizona Cypress

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Arizona Cypress

Hesperocyparis arizonica
Arizona Cypress, Cedro Blanco
30

35 feet
15

25 feet
West Texas, southwestern U.S., northern Mexico.
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Very Low
  • Evergreen
  • Birds

About This Plant

An evergreen conifer with dense gray-green or bluish foliage and a pyramidal form. Arizona cypress is fast-growing and drought-tolerant in San Antonio, providing strong form to xeriscapes. Various cultivars are available; it’s often grown for Christmas trees. In the wild, Arizona cypress is found not in forests but in scattered groupings, often growing with California fan palm and live oak.

Maintenance

Pruning is always optional. In general, focus on minimizing dead, damaged, or rubbing branches. Cuts should only be made at a bud or branch; as with any tree, remove no more than 25% of the total canopy during any five-year cycle. To maintain a healthy specimen, leave the upper 2/3 of the tree’s height uncut, and never remove more than the lowest third of the tree in a single pruning period — for example, on a 12-foot tree, stick to the lowest 4 feet.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Tree
Size:
30-35' H, 15-25' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
January, December
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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