Care Guide for Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress


  • Plant in the spring or fall, when temperatures are mild.
  • Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball and the same depth as the container.
  • Place the tree in the hole and backfill with soil, making sure to eliminate any air pockets.
  • Water the tree well to settle the soil.


  • Soil should be well-draining, loamy, and fertile.
  • Amend soil with organic matter such as compost or peat moss.


  • Spread a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around the base of the plant to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Use organic mulch such as bark, wood chips, or leaves.


  • Thrives in full sun.


  • Water deeply 2-3 times a week during the first two months.   
  • Once established, water only during extended periods of drought.


  • Fertilize during early spring with a slow-release, well-balanced fertilizer.


  • Pruning is not necessary. 
  • If left to grow naturally it may reach heights of up to 30 feet.