File:Cup glabra foliage.jpg tall cypress tree
Common Name Arizona Cypress
Latin Name Curpressus arizonica
Family Cupressaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 5,8-24,26-31 / 5b-11
Type / Form Tree / Large
Native Habitat Southwest above 3,000 feet
Soil Dry to moist, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam, limestone, low to some organic content, well drained; like moisture but does not require it
Exposure Full sun
Water Once per month depending on soil in hot weather
Height X Width 50 feet X 20 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen, grey/green
Flowers Monoecious; males are small, pale yellow-green at ends of branch tips; females small light green near branch tips.
Bark / Roots Very attractive, shreddy and peeling in long strips to reveal gray and reddish brown patches; on older trees the bark may develop a fine, shallow furrowed pattern or reveal a mottled patchy look. Slender, square, covered in scale-like leaves, pointed at tips, turning gray with age; typically branch at nearly right angles.
Maintenance None
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, windbreak, low maintenance, background
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Mountain
Nature Value Host to insects and birds
Native American Uses None.
Links  
    Images and data http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/DENDROLOGY/Syllabus2/factsheet.cfm?ID=656
    Images and data http://hort.ufl.edu/trees/CUPARIA.pdf
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54341/
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=2513
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cupressaceae/Cupressus_arizonica.html
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CUAR
    Images and data http://ag.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Cupressus_arizonica.html
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupressus_arizonica
    Images and data http://www.conifers.org/cu/cup/arizonica.htm
    Images and data http://cals.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Cupressus_arizonica.html
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cupressaceae/Cupressus_arizonica.html
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/54341/index.html
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Cupressus+arizonica
    Data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/tree/cupari/all.html
    Distribution map and data http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CUAR
    Nursery and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Cupressus+arizonica
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
Note: Moderate pollinator and high fuel value = fire hazard
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