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Cultural Details for Cupressus arizonica 'Blue Ice'

Common Name:
Arizona Cypress; Smooth Cypress

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Monoecious, with male in small oblong cones, yellowish in color; female in subglobose cone

Fruit Details:
Globose cone with 6-8 flat or slightly depressed scales each contracted into a short point 1-1.25" wide, scales are peltate which separates them from Arborvitae. Their size separates them from Chamaecyparis

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Mahogany red stems, exfoliates in scales

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Subject to canker

Native Habitat:
Central and Southern Arizona

Other Features:
Powdery gray-blue to powder blue foliage

Culture and Care:
Prefers hot dry contions with well drained soil in full sun location will thin out from competition (shade).

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.