SelecTree: Tree Detail
SMOOTH ARIZONA CYPRESS
Hesperocyparis arizonica var. glabra
Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT
Excellent wind screen for hot, dry areas. Smoother bark than the species. Cultivar 'Chaparral' is a smaller form of the variety, growing to 15 feet.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Cupressus arizonica var. glabra
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 40 - 50 feet.
Width: 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years or more.
Leaves Scalelike, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown or Mostly Green Cone, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Red Brown, Exfoliating or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 7 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Caterpillars and Spider Mites, Branch Blight, Juniper Blight.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered Low.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Hesperocyparis arizonica var. glabra Tree Record." 1995-2020. Jul 11, 2020.
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