Arizona Cypress is
native to central Arizona, from 3000 to 8000 foot elevations. It
performs well in hot, interior climates, and is cold hardy to
-15° F. This fast-growing evergreen tree can reach a mature
size of 30 to 40 feet tall by 20 feet wide. The foliage can vary
from blue-green to silver, and is a nice contrast to the
reddish-brown bark. Arizona cypress has inconspicuous flowers,
followed by rounded reddish-brown cones approximately 1 inch in
diameter. For many years this tree has been a favorite windbreak
in high desert grasslands. It also is useful in erosion control.
Plant Arizona cypress in full sun and well-drained soil, and
provide deep, infrequent summer irrigations. USDA Zone 5.