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Care of the plant Cupressus arizonica or Arizona cypress.

Care of the tree Cupressus arizonica or Arizona cypress

The Cupressus genus, Cupressaceae family, includes 30 species of trees native to Asia, Europe and America. Some species are: Cupressus arizonica, Cupressus sargentii, Cupressus sempervirens, Cupressus funebris, Cupressus atlantica, Cupressus dupreziana, Cupressus forbesii, Cupressus macrocarpa. There are varieties such as Cupressus arizonica sulfurea, with yellowish green leaves, and Cupressus arizonica glauca, with bluish foliage.

Common name: Arizona cypress. This species is native to Mexico and the southwestern United States.

They are pyramidal trees with reddish bark that reach 20 meters (65.6 feet) in height. The dark green leaves are perennial and are made up of small, scale-shaped needles. They produce fruits of 3 cm (1.18") in diameter and reddish brown in color.

They are used to form hedges, screens or as isolated specimens for their ability to stop the wind.

Cupressus arizonica can grow in full sun or semi-shade exposures. They are resistant to cold and high temperatures.

These trees can be grown in any type of soil that is well drained.

Water once a week if the summer is very dry and if not every 10 days. The specimens under 2 years old need more watering than the adult specimens. They are drought resistant trees.

Prune in late winter if used as hedges.

They are fast-growing trees resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

They propagate by seeds (if they are not varieties), by layering or grafting.

Images of the tree Cupressus arizonica or Arizona cypress

Cupressus arizonica
Cupressus arizonica
Cupressus arizonica
Cupressus arizonica
Cupressus forbesii
Cupressus forbesii