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Cupressus arizonica 'Pyramidalis' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Conifer or Tree

Habit

Columnar/Upright

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Blue and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Fruit

Grey/Silver in Summer

Size

Ultimate height

Higher than 12 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

20-50 years


Preferred common name

Arizona cypress 'Pyramidalis'

Family

Cupressaceae


Cupressus are vigorous, evergreen trees with flaking or scaly bark, often with columnar or narrowly ovoid crowns, small, often aromatic, scale-like leaves and small, spherical female cones

'Pyramidalis' is an evergreen conifer making a medium-sized tree of narrowly conical habit. Foliage glaucous-blue, in open sprays. Small pale yellow male cones abundant; cones 2cm, globose, glaucous

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Protect from cool, drying winds. Tolerates dry conditions. Can be used for hedging but will require regular pruning

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural, Coastal or Flower borders and beds


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Can get cypress aphid

Diseases

Generally disease free