Trees are a major focal point in many landscapes and the beauty of an evergreen tree is providing green color all year long. The Carolina Sapphire Cypress tree will do just that with its fine textured silvery blue green foliage.
Cupressus Arizonica var. glabra ‘Carolina Sapphire’ is a silvery blue evergreen with a feathery texture that makes a great wind barrier because of how large it gets. Cupressus glabra ‘Carolina Sapphire’ tree grows in a pyramidal shaped growth habit and, as a conifer, produces round shaped cones each year.
The cypress tree has reddish brown bark that is barely noticeable underneath the electric blue needles. It is sure to light up any landscape and is highly noted for its aromatic fragrance. Some growers even use this as a Christmas tree during the holidays!
The Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress tree is best grown as an evergreen hedge, privacy screen, or specimen plant where its uniqueness can be enjoyed.
Carolina Sapphire Cypress Tree Care
Plant this fast growing tree across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 7-9. It grows best in full sun but can tolerate partial shade planting spots. Moist, well draining soil is best to support the health of the tree as they do not like water logged sites. It is adaptable to many other soil types and is considered a low maintenance tree.
The Carolina Sapphire Cypress size is up to 30-40 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide at full maturity. It has a very fast growth rate of up to 2-3 feet per year. No pruning is needed unless to maintain the desired size and shape you want. A slow release fertilizer applied annually in early spring will help give the privacy tree a good boost of healthy growth.
It is recommended to plant this ornamental tree 5-10 feet apart if a privacy fence is your desired look. After planting, add a 2 inch layer of mulch to help retain moisture.
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Cupressus glabra 'Carolina Sapphire'
- Fast growth rate
- Aromatic fragrance
- Unique blue green foliage