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Cupressus arizonica var. glabra SEEDS

Cupressus arizonica var. glabra SEEDS

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Cupressus arizonica, commonly known as Arizona Cypress, is an evergreen coniferous tree native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. This striking tree is known for its slender, upright form, feathery blue-green to gray-green foliage, and exfoliating bark. Arizona Cypress is often used as an ornamental tree in landscaping and is well-adapted to arid and semi-arid regions. It provides year-round beauty and serves various purposes in both urban and natural settings.

Cultivation Tips:

  1. Climate: Arizona Cypress thrives in warm and dry climates. It is well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 7 to 9 but can also be grown in Zone 6 with some protection from extreme cold.

  2. Sunlight: Plant Arizona Cypress in a location that receives full sun, as it prefers bright, direct sunlight for optimal growth. It can tolerate some shade but may become leggy and less dense in such conditions.

  3. Soil: This tree prefers well-draining soil that is slightly acidic to alkaline. It can tolerate a variety of soil types, including sandy or rocky soils. Good drainage is essential to prevent root rot.

  4. Watering: Once established, Arizona Cypress is drought-tolerant and does not require frequent watering. Water deeply and infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root issues.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the tree to help retain soil moisture and regulate soil temperature. Keep the mulch away from the trunk to prevent rot.

  6. Pruning: Prune Arizona Cypress as needed to shape the tree and remove dead or diseased branches. This tree naturally maintains a slender, conical shape, but pruning can help maintain its desired size and form.

  7. Fertilization: Arizona Cypress generally does not require heavy fertilization. If your soil lacks nutrients, you can apply a slow-release, balanced fertilizer in the spring.

  8. Pest and Disease: This tree is generally resistant to many common pests and diseases. However, watch for signs of Cypress canker and treat any affected branches promptly.

  9. Propagation: Arizona Cypress can be propagated from seeds. Collect seeds from mature cones in the fall and sow them in well-draining soil in the spring. Germination can take several weeks.

  10. Landscape Use: Arizona Cypress is commonly used in landscaping as a specimen tree, windbreak, or privacy screen. Its distinctive foliage color and form make it an attractive addition to gardens and large open spaces.

Arizona Cypress is a hardy and attractive evergreen tree that thrives in dry, sunny climates. By following these cultivation tips and providing the right growing conditions, you can enjoy the beauty and benefits of Cupressus arizonica in your landscape or garden.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description like the one shown in pictures 2.

Botanical family: Cupressaceae

Botanical genus: Cupressus

Botanical species: Cupressus arizonica var. glabra

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