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.