Blue Ice Arizona Cypress
Cupressus arizonica 'Blue Ice'
|Espoma Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus||$14.95|
|Treegator Jr. Slow Release Watering Bag||$25.95|
|15" Tree Staking kit by DeWitt||$14.95|
|Growing Zone:||6 - 10|
|Mature Height:||25 to 30 feet|
|Mature Width:||12 to 15 feet|
|Foliage Color:||Blue Gray|
|Growth Form:||Upright pyramidal|
|Soil:||Very tolerant of most soil types and salt spray|
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Blue Ice Cypress Trees are beautiful specimen trees for those who want something a little different and out of the ordinary. Makes an excellent evergreen privacy hedge making a broad statement with its grayish blue coloring.
Blue Ice Arizona 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.
Never plant Blue Ice Arizona 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. Below Virginia many nurseries and Christmas tree growers field plant year around, weather permitting. When planting a potted tree, remember the only water source the tree has, is its small root ball, and all the water the tree uses must come from them until new roots can grow into the surrounding soil. New trees should be watered twice weekly (Minimum), under hot drier conditions possibly more. Care should be taken not to over water. More trees die from over watering than under.