Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress
Carolina Sapphire Cypress, Silver-Blue foliage, Great for Privacy Screening
Cupressus Arizonica 'Carolina Sapphire'
Carolina Sapphire, Arizona Blue Cypress Trees, a must have if you are looking for a unique ice blue evergreen, Low-maintenance tree, Incredibly rapid growth rate of 2 to 3 feet per year to a mature height of 30ft, very fast-growing evergreen tree. Like Leyland and Italian Cypress, Carolina Sapphire is drought tolerant and establishes quickly, but faster growing, it can perform better than many other varieties in different soil conditions. The natural color blends of light blue sapphire makes it a good plant to provides a striking upright contrast in the landscape. Use as an accent, specimen, grouping plants, or even a Christmas tree.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Details
|GROW ZONES:||4-9 Patios/6-9 Outdoors.|
|MATURE HEIGHT:||35-40 ft.|
|MATURE WIDTH:||15-20 ft.|
|FOLIAGE:||Evergreen Tree, Aqua Blue.|
|USES:||Accent, Privacy Hedge, Topiary.|
||Most Popular in Gardens.|
|SOIL CONDITIONS:||Well drained organic soil.|
|DOES NOT SHIP TO:||AZ.|
Plant Benefits and Key Features
• Lets use the power of plants to lift the spirit, calm the mind and clean the air
• Plants can reduce stress and anxiety by spending time close to nature caring for them
• Great choice to increase property value with a low maintenance evergreen
• Create your own living fence, less expensive than traditional barriers, great choice near entrances or lining driveways
• Drought Tolerant and Resistant to ice, freezing conditions and Pest, Easily grown in a wide range of soils
Design Ideas and Landscape Uses
Carolina Sapphire Cypress is a fast-growing evergreen coniferous tree characterized by its rapid growth and distinctive blue-green foliage. Its needles are aromatic and arrange themselves in a spiral around the branches. This fast-growing tree can reach up to 40 feet tall and up to 10-20 feet wide at maturity. Carolina Sapphire Cypress trees can be planted as either a specimen tree or a privacy screen, as they grow densely and provide excellent coverage. These trees prefer full sun to partial shade and need well-draining soil to thrive. They are generally low-maintenance trees that require minimal pruning and are resistant to most pests and diseases.
Creating Privacy between Property Lines:
To create privacy between neighbors, plant your Carolina Sapphire Cypress trees spaced 8-10 feet apart for a straight line, or 6-8 feet apart for a natural look. Stagger the trees for a windbreak and privacy fence as they mature. Leave room for the trees to grow by not planting directly on the property line as they may grow over onto your neighbor's property.
Create a Hedge:
Carolina Sapphire Cypress can grow so fast, you can Create an instant privacy hedge or living fence, As your trees grow, prune the tops and hedge the sides, gradually shape or design your own living fence.
Privacy for Pool Areas:
Add a Carolina Sapphire Cypress to areas of your yard that require privacy. Look for areas where you can plant three or four trees in a row to block out your neighbor's house or window.
Tall Focal Specimen:
Carolina Sapphire Cypress can also be used as a focal point. Plant one in your yard and just let it grow, It will definitely be the tallest tree in they yard. Carolina Sapphire Cypress Trees are the go-to tree for any privacy needed in your yard.
Care & Maintenance
Choose a planting location with full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil.
Dig a hole that is two to three times the width of the root ball but no deeper than the height of the root ball.
If available mix in organic matter, such as compost or peat moss, with the backfill soil to add additional nutrients to the soil.
Place the tree in the hole so that the root ball is level with or slightly above the surrounding soil.
Fill in the hole with the backfill soil, tamping it down lightly. Water the tree deeply to settle the soil.
Carolina Sapphire are container friendly and can remain potted, you should replant to a larger pot 2 inches wider every other year.
Thrives in a wide range of soil conditions, Soil should be well-draining, loamy, and fertile.
Add a layer of mulch around the base of the tree to help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.
- 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, tolerates partial shade
- Water the tree regularly 2-3 times a week, especially during the first year after planting, to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
- Once established, water only during extended periods of drought.
- Fertilize during early spring with a slow-release, well-balanced fertilizer.
- Pruning is not necessary. however you may Prune the tree to maintain a desired shape and to remove any dead, damaged, or diseased branches.
- If left to grow naturally it may reach heights of up to 40 feet.
Carolina Sapphire cypress is generally resistant to pests and diseases, but you should still keep an eye out for any issues and treat them promptly if necessary.
Practice good planting and care techniques, such as planting in well-draining soil, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, and properly fertilizing the tree.
Keep an eye out for any signs of disease, including discoloration or wilting of needles or branches, yellowing of foliage, or bark damage.
Prune any diseased or damaged branches promptly, making clean cuts and disposing of the debris properly.
Avoid overhead watering and excess water around the base of the tree, which can contribute to disease development.
Consider using fungicides or other disease control products as needed, following the product label instructions carefully.
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