Common: Arizona cypress
Origin: Native to central Arizona, southwest Texas, northern Mexico
Sunset Zones: 5, 8-24
Light: Full to reflected sun
Soil: Tolerant of many soils. Prefers light, dry soils.
Water: Little to none once established.
quick windbreak. Used for fence posts, fuel wood, Christmas trees and greens.
Dense bold form. Conical tree 35 to 40 feet tall, spreading to 20 ft. Slow
range from silvery to dark or gray-green. Scaly foliage reaches to ground,
trunks covered with dark fissured or checkered bark.
heat and cold. Somewhat short-lived, lasting only 30 years or so, possibly
because older trees are subject to bark beetles and other stresses.
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