Plant family: Cupressaceae - Cypress
Plant type: Tree
Plant origin: N/A, California, Other Southwest
Decomposed Granite, Sandy Loam, Adaptable, Serpentine, Alkaline, Rocky
Attracts Wildlife, Hedges and Screens, Tolerates Hard Frost
Arizona cypress is a hardy, evergreen tree that grows in the SW including California. It is a tough, medium fast grower that can reach anywhere from 30 to 80 ft high. It has a conical shape, with dense sprays of foliage ranging from gray-green to a brighter blue-green. This tree thrives in poor soils, requires little water and is a handsome option as a screen or windbreak. Birds, pollinators and mammals enjoy it as a forage, nectar and shelter source.
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