The Q&A Archives: Arizona Cypress Tree

Question: Could you tell me something about arizona cypress trees?

Answer: Arizona Cypress (Cupressus arizonica), according to Michael Dirr's "Manual of Woody Landscape Plants", grows roughly 30 to 40 feet tall and 15 to 20 feet across. It can be grown in USDA zones 7 to 9. It needs full sun, well drained soil and hot dry conditions and should be transplanted as container grown nursery stock. It is native to central and southern Arizona. He suggests it is excellent used as a specimen plant or as part od a windbreak or (tall) screen.

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