Carolina Sapphire Tree Form 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 Specifications
|Grow Zones:||4-9 Patios / 6-9 Outdoors|
|Mature Height:||25-30 ft.|
|Mature Width:||10-15 ft.|
|Light:||Thrives in Full Sun|
|Foliage Color:||Evergreen Tree, Aqua Blue
|Uses:||Accent, Privacy Hedge, Topiary|
|Characteristics:||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
Creating Privacy between Property Lines:
Create Privacy between neighbors, Great for privacy screening. If you want to plant in a straight line, Plan on Spacing out the Carolina Sapphire Cypress 8-10 feet apart. If you want a more natural look, stagger the trees and space them about 6-8 feet apart, as they mature they will create a great wind break and privacy fence. Leave room on the property line for the trees to grow. Don't plant directly on the property line because they will grow over the line 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. You do not have to plant trees all over your yard. Simply 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. What makes the Carolina Sapphire Cypress so popular is its fast growth rate! Carolina Sapphire Cypress Trees are the go-to tree for any privacy needed in your yard.
Care & Maintenance
HOW TO CARE FOR CAROLINA SAPPHIRE CYPRESS
Before purchasing a Carolina Sapphire Cypress, read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.
PLANTING, dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level, Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, gently press down as you fill the hole and thoroughly soak with a hose to ensure air pockets are eliminated, Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply the mulch over the entire planting area.
LIGHT, Thrives in FULL SUN
WATER your Carolina Sapphire Cypress Trees deeply 2-3 times a week during the first two months of being planted, reduce the frequency to twice a week for the remaining of the season. Once established you can reduce frequency of watering, rain water should suffix.
FERTILIZE cypress trees during spring before new growth begins, Applying a slow-release, 180 days duration, well balance fertilizer is probably the simplest solution and least expensive.
PRUNING is not necessary, if left to grow naturally it may reach heights of up to 30 feet, however the Carolina sapphire can be prune and shape to desire form, from hedges, pyramid form, cones or topiary form, the plant can be shaped gradually to create magnificent work of art.
Carolina Sapphire Cypress Tree can be planted as a hedge along fence lines, it can be hedge at a desired height of your choice and will help make the tree more dense creating complete privacy. Avoid pruning during the hottest and coldest months to avoid strain on the tree.
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