Cupressus arizonica
Plants of the Southwest

Cupressus arizonica

Arizona Cypress

Arizona Cypress grows in Mexico coming north in canyons to Arizona and New Mexico 3,500 - 8,000 ft. Its leaves are tiny scales. It has a wonderful inch-round cone with armor plates that open to release a hundred small seeds. Beautiful blue tree to 40 ft., reddish bark checkering with age. Drought tolerant. Related to Monterey Cypress and Italian Cypress. Fall sow or cold stratify 1 month. Zones 5-8.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 5678


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