Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Cupressus arizonica
Cupressus arizonica

Click to Enlarge

Zones 5, 8-24, 26, 28-31
Full Sun
Regular WaterMinimal Water
Moderate, Minimal

Cupressus arizonica

Arizona Cypress
Evergreen, Trees


These conifers have tiny scalelike leaves that are closely set on cord-like branches and bear interesting globular, golf ball–size cones made up of shield-shaped scales. Need little pruning.

Cupressus arizonica

Native to central Arizona, this 40-ft.-tall, 20-ft.-wide conifer is quite variable, with foliage running the range from green to blue gray or silvery. Bark is rough and furrowed.

C. a. glabra (often sold as C. glabra) is virtually identical to the species, but has smooth, cherry red bark.

You Might Also Like...

Prunus caroliniana

Native from North Carolina to Texas, this upright evergreen can be trained as a shrub that branches de...

Lavandula stoechas pedunculata ‘Winter Bee’

About 2 ft. tall, with equal or greater spread. Gray-green foliage. Dark purple flowers and lavender b...

Lavandula stoechas pedunculata

Taller than other forms, with longer flower stems. Green or gray-green foliage. Its selection &ls...

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More