SelecTree: Tree Detail
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Susceptible to Juniper Blight. Branches don't droop and resist breakage. Cultivar 'Blue Pyramid' is a dense selection with blue-gray leaves that is shorter than the species growing 20 - 25 feet.
Native to Central Arizona.
Cupressus arizonica var. arizonica
Columnar or Conical Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 30 - 40 feet.
Width: 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Scalelike, Blue Green to Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Persistent, Brown Cone, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Spring.
Bark Reddish Brown, Rough.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 7 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun.
Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Leaf Blight.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen or Screen.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Hesperocyparis arizonica Tree Record." 1995-2020. Jun 5, 2020.
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