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Cupressus arizonica var. glabra 'Carolina Sapphire'

 
Cupressus arizonica var. glabra 'Carolina Sapphire'

Common name Arizona cypress
Family cupressaceae
Life cycle tree (Z7)
Size 40-60'
Light sun
Cultural notes drought tolerant

Upright-growing grey-blue-green conifer. Commonly used as a Christmas tree around here (Texas), although it is an acquired taste in that role for those accustomed to spruces and firs for their holiday decoration. We purchased one as a Christmas tree our first year in Houston, from a saw-your-own lot, and decided to buy a somewhat neglected potted specimen at a local nursery the following year. So far, we're growing it in a pot, to bring inside for the holidays, but it will have to go into the garden eventually.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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