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Cupressus arizonica
Cupressus arizonica

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Zones 5, 8-24, 26, 28-31
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Cupressus arizonica

Arizona Cypress
Cupressaceae
Evergreen, Trees

CUPRESSUS

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.

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