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Blue Ice Cypress planted as a specimen tree Close up of the Blue Ice Cypress trees Blue-Gray Needles Arizona Blue Cypress planted as a privacy screen Blue Ice Arizona Cypress used as a border plantimg

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Blue Ice Cypress

Cupressus arizonica 'Blue Ice'

Blue Ice Arizona Cypress is a pyramidal evergreen tree that has smooth, flaking reddish bark and aromatic blue-gray foliage. Blue Ice Cypress Trees prefer full sun, and thrives especially well in somewhat hot, dry environments. Makes a colorful medium to large specimen tree. It keeps its silvery blue color all year round. Great when used as a privacy screen, specimen or wind break. They can also be used as a colorful backdrop for other plants and flowers.

Growzone: 6-10

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1 to 2 Feet Tall $19.95
2 to 3 Feet Tall $39.95

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3 to 4 Feet Tall $59.95
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Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Plus
4 LB Bag
$16.95
Treegator Jr. Slow Release Watering Bag
Original Jr.
$25.95
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(1) Kit
$16.95
Soil Soaker Hose
50 Feet Long
$36.95

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Blue Ice Cypress are beautiful specimen trees for those who want something a little different and out of the ordinary. Blue Ice Cypress Trees make an excellent evergreen privacy hedge or use them for making a broad statement with its grayish-blue coloring.

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About Your Blue Ice Cypress

Blue Ice Cypress is a conical conifer that has smooth, flaking reddish purple bark and upright, spirally arranged sprays of scale like, aromatic, glaucous blue-gray leaves/needles that are flecked with white resin. It develops globular cones which are chocolate brown. Prefers full sun, and thrives especially well in somewhat hot, dry environments. Makes a wonderful medium to large specimen tree or a great privacy screen or hedge. Maintains its beautiful silvery blue color all year round.

Blue Ice Cypress Privacy Screen

Blue Ice Cypress are hardy to Zone 6. It is a pyramidal tree, which can reach up to 30 feet tall and up to 15 feet wide which makes it good for tall screen. It is graceful, and somewhat open in habit of growth. Give Blue Ice Cypress trees ample room, to allow for symmetry of growth. It grows well in a variety of soils, but prefers good drainage. The Blue Ice Arizona Cypress tree is great if you need to create fast privacy for your home. It’s a fast growing tree growing around 2-3 feet per year where its happy. We recommend planting Blue Ice Arizona Cypress in a line with about 6 feet apart from each other to create quick privacy, however they can be planted at 10 to 12 foot intervals if you don’t mind waiting a bit for privacy. When planting alone the tree takes on a pyramidal shape and can be grown as a specimen tree to break sight-lines.

Blue Ice Arizona Cypress Formal Hedge

The Blue Ice Arizona Cypress is widely used as a quick growing formal hedge. Plant 6 to 8 feet apart, depending upon your desired results. Trim when needed but we do suggest waiting until after the initial flush of soft spring growth. If it is pruned every year, Blue Ice Arizona Cypress will create a lacy blue-green evergreen screen or box-shaped hedge, similar to a Yew hedge. Blue Ice Arizona Cypress can be kept to any height as long as you trim it once or twice a year.


Growing Zone: 6-10
Mature Height: 25 to 30 Feet
Mature Width: 12 to 15Feet
Sunlight: Full sun
Foliage Color: Blue-gray
Growth Form: Upright pyramidal
Soil: Very tolerant of most soil types and salt spray
This Plants Growzone: 6-10 Blue Ice Cypress Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Blue Ice Cypress

Before you buy a Blue Ice Cypress, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How do I plant a Blue Ice Cypress Tree?

How do I plant a Blue Ice Cypress Tree?

Never plant Blue Ice Cypress deeper than originally planted in the pot. As a rule we always say that before you mulch you should still be able to see the soil from the original pot. Planting to deep can cause rotting of the stem and death to the tree. Blue Ice Arizona Cypress are very drought tolerant, however they grow very slow without adequate water during the initial establishment period. Staking young trees is recommended to minimize the stress on the stem from winds blowing the tree. When tying trees to stakes remember the tree will continue to grow. Loosely tie the tree with several twist ties to allow for growth. Check trees every three months and loosen as needed. If this is not done, the twist tie will grow into the tree causing injury. A pro tip that I can offer is to use a short length of old garden hose and run the tie wire through the hose. this will protect the trunk of the tree from being damaged by the tie wire. The one question that comes up often when talking to customers is “when is the best time to plant.”? For the most part, container trees can be planted year around, provided the ground isn’t frozen.

What type of fertilizer is best for Cypress Tree?

What type of fertilizer is best for Cypress Tree?

We recommend when planting your Blue Ice Cypress Trees to use Bio-tone starter fertilizer by Espoma. We have trialed many so called “starter fertilizers” over the years and have come to rely on Bio-tone exclusively for our own use. Simply mix the recommended amount of Bio-tone into the back fill soil and water in generously when back filled. Bio-tone® Starter Plus has shown promise in stimulating the growth of the new roots which means quicker establishment for you plant. After establishment and during the following years, we recommend Holly-tone used at the recommended rates. It is also organic and slow release which will feed your trees the proper amount of nutrients over a period of time rather than all at once which can burn the root tips and actually have the opposite effect of slowing down plant growth. It also will help to maintain the acid level in the soil that Blue Ice Arizona Cypress need to thrive.

How often do I water my Blue Ice Trees?

How often do I water my Blue Ice Trees?

To help your Blue Ice Arizona Cypress trees roots to establish, apply 2-3 gallons of water for each inch of trunk in diameter several times a week. Do not add water if the root ball is saturated. Follow this schedule for three-six months depending on the USDA Zone you live in. Once established, apply 1 gallon a week to the rootball. You can discontinue irrigation once the deciduous trees in your area have dropped their leaves. You should try to moisten the soil 2-3 feet deep each time you irrigate. Depending on the soil condition, you may need more or less water. Clay for instance is more difficult to saturate and requires adding the water more slowly, while sandy soil absorbs water quickly. Keep this in mind when watering your newly planted tree. It is best to water you tree with a soaker hose not a sprinkler.

How do I mulch a Blue Ice Cypress?

How do I mulch a Blue Ice Cypress?

Spread a 3-inch layer of wood chip or shredded bark mulch in a 24-inch wide circle around the tree trunk. The mulch needs to be kept 6 inches away from the trunk to discourage feeding on the tree by rodents. Replenish the mulch each spring by adding more mulch to build the layer up to the 3-inch mark.


Frequently Asked questions

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