Tolerant of hot and dry conditions, the Arizona Cypress tree is an excellent tree for its native habitat, the southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. It makes a good windbreak, and it is also widely used for soil erosion planting. It is grown as a Christmas tree and used in the landscape as an ornamental.
Here are a few things to note if you’re considering adding an Arizona cypress to your yard.
- The Arizona Cypress grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, sandy and well drained soils (hardiness zones 7-9).
- Medium growing tree, growing one to two feet a year and reaching 40-50 feet high at maturity.
- Does best in full sun.
- Soft gray-green foliage.
- Think, fibrous, coarsely shedding bark.
- Has a pyramidal shape, serving great as an outdoor Christmas tree.
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