Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress Tree

Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress Tree

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  • Fast growth rate

  • Aromatic fragrance

  • Unique blue green foliage

Regular price $89.95

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  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X


Native 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 Arizona 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. Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress grows in a pyramidal-shaped growth habit and, as a conifer, produces round-shaped cones each year.

The Carolina 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 Sapphire Cypress tree is best grown as an evergreen hedge, privacy screen, or specimen plant where its uniqueness can be enjoyed.


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.

Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress Growth Rate

The Carolina sapphire cypress size is up to 30-40 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide at full maturity. Blue Sapphire Cypresses have a very fast growth rate of up to 2-3 feet per year.  Pruning Arizona Cypress is not needed unless to maintain the desired size and shape you want. The recommended Carolina Sapphire Cypress fertilizer is a slow-release fertilizer applied annually in early spring that will help give the privacy tree a good boost of healthy growth.

Carolina Sapphire Cypress Spacing

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.

There are very few Carolina sapphire cypress problems. The Arizona Blue Cypress tree is deer resistant, pest resistant, salt-tolerant, and drought tolerant once established. The Carolina sapphire cypress watering schedule varies on temperature but should be watered daily or every other day until the tree has fully established. 

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Shipping information

Once your Carolina Sapphire Arizona Cypress Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

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Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.


Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

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 equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Cupressus glabra 'Carolina Sapphire'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color
Blue Green

Mature Width
15-20 ft

Mature Height
30-40 ft

Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

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Phillip M.

So far so good. Trees arrived in good condition. All of them planted with care. I am hoping they do well.

Phillip M.

Plants arrived promptly and in good condition. So far I am very happy.

Bob E.

I ordered 5 of these trees. 4 to 5 ft. They arrived in perfect condition. The packaging was way far better than I expected. All in all a great experience and my trees look beautiful. Will order again without hesitation.

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