Answer: Unfortunately, this tree would not be a good choice for a spot under trees or in the shade. The Arizona Cypress (Cupressus arizonica) needs full sun all day long to stay healthy. Most evergreens require full sun to grow well, but you might look into some of the larger growning rhododendrons as a possibility for dappled shade. Another choice might be yews left untrimmed so they reach their full size. Yet another option might be to use fencing; the look of the fence could be softened with an evergreen vine such as English ivy, or simply with a tracery of shade tolerant deciduous vine such as the native Virginia creeper. I hope this gives you some ideas.
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