Cupressus arizonica glabra 'Silver Smoke'

Silver Smoke Blue Cypress

Category: Evergreen, Screening | Size: Medium , Narrow | Hardiness Zones: 7 , 8 , 9 | Growth Rate: Fast | Adaptability: Alkaline Soil Tolerant
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Silver blue foliage makes this evergreen a great addition to any color pallet. Mix with other evergreens to create pleasing wintertime effects or plant as a lone specimen for a striking display. Full sun and good drainage are a must for this tree which offers the typical Arizona Cypress upright and tight pyramidal form. Silver Smoke is another 'blue' selection that is becoming more poplar in the southeast for year round color.

Category: Medium screening tree; evergreen conifer
Hardiness: (6) 7 to 9
Foliage: Silver-gray needles (scale-like needles, closely pressed together make it look thickly braided and soft to the touch)
Fruit: Globular cones
Bark: Mahogany red, exfoliates on mature trees
Texture: Fine
Shape: Upright symmetrical pyramid
Mature Size: 30-50' tall by 15-20' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Prefers hot, dry conditions, well drained soils and full sun
Native Habitat: Native to Central and Southern Arizona