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Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress



*Availability Status: In stock & available for shipment after 3/31/2015

*Average Plant Shipping Size: 14"-20" tall

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price : $7.50

Product Code: CYPACS1

Cupressus Arizonica var. glabra 'Carolina Sapphire'

Overall Description

Conical, broadly pyramidal growing conifer. Grows slightly taller, and much faster than "Blue Ice" - makes a great privacy screen or wind barrier. Same reddish purple flaky bark with spirally arranged blue-silver, glaucous sprays of leaves/needles. Slightly more erect growth habit than most Arizona Cypress. Very beautiful specimen tree for those who want something a little different and out of the ordinary. Developed by Clemson University.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height:
40 - 50 ft

--Mature Width:
15 - 20 ft

--Growth rate:
Fast ( 12" - 20" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones:
6-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below - or check out our Hardiness Zone Map & Information Page )

--Sun Exposure:
Full to partial sun

--Soil Preference:
Average to slightly sandy & acidic - well drained

--Foliage Color & Texture:
Evergreen - Thick, sturdy foliage has a beautiful silvery blue / teal coloration year round. Very aromatic when rubbed or crushed.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
Cones - globular cones are anywhere from 1" - 1 1/4" in diameter and begin as a greenish silver color, slowly ripening to a reddish mahogany brown color in fall. Cones contain several small seeds.

--Diseases / Insects:
Generally rather trouble free, and very drought tolerant. Occasional canker ( Seridium cardinale ) has been observed in areas of extremely high humidity - but very, very rare.

--Recommended Spacing:
6 - 7 feet apart recommended for most typical privacy screen / windbreak plantings.

--Deer Resistance Rating:
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 -6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding:
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend POOPeasfor use with all of evergreen species. However, either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. POOPeas may be used at anytime.

Additional Features & Characteristics:

--Drought Tolerant Selection: Carolina Sapphire has shown itself to be very drought tolerant, and have fairly low overall water requirement once established.