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
Plant Facts & Specifications
--Mature Height: 35 - 45 ft
--Mature Width: 10 - 14 ft
--Growth Rate: Fast ( 16" - 20" avg per yr )
--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 a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.