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Drought Tolerant Evergreen

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A low maintenance, highly drought tolerant, property divider. Also known as the Blue Sapphire or Arizona Cypress… it’s a perfect evergreen for areas with water restrictions.

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Drought Tolerant Evergreen

Thrives on Neglect!

Height:

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

3-4 ft.

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Height:

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

2-3 ft.

Ships Tomorrow
Thu, Jul 24
List: $53.95
Sale: $36.15
6 at $34.34 ea.
Qty:  
Height:

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

1-2 ft.

Ships Tomorrow
Thu, Jul 24
List: $29.95
Sale: $20.07
6 at $19.07 ea.
Qty:  
Drought Tolerant Evergreen
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Cypress Trees Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Cypress Trees Slow Release Fertilizer Tablets. Your tree will get the optimal nutrition when it needs it most.
Fungi Tree Guard Fertilizer Tabs
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard Fertilizer Tablets
$19.95
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Planting Mix for Cypress Trees
Planting Mix

Helps your Drought Tolerant Evergreen get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
$13.95
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Drought Tolerant Evergreen
Fertilizer Tablets
Drought Tolerant Evergreen

Fertilizer Tablets

This patented formula is slow release and will provide the nutrients needed for the first year of your plants life. This fertilizer will not burn your roots and is easy to install. Simply space the tablets evenly around your plants roots when planting. Be sure to water thoroughly after.


Fertilizer Tablets
$6.95
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  • Extremely drought tolerant
  • Forms a thick privacy screen 
  • Adaptable to various soil types

The attractive ‘Blue Sapphire’ Cypress is the most drought tolerant of any evergreen! There is no need to worry about heat waves and water restrictions with this hardy tree. Stands up to the extreme weather conditions that damage and even kill most evergreens.

These trees are referred to as "Arizona Cypress" in arid, southwestern regions, and is called "Blue Cypress" in the southeastern states. It's an extremely versatile tree that can be planted anywhere within its growing zones.

The Blue Sapphire is a low maintenance Cypress that requires no upkeep to preserve its great shape. Fantastic for use as a hedge, privacy screen, or property divider.

Its unique blue-green foliage also lets the Blue Sapphire stand alone as an accent tree! This resilient evergreen is adaptable to just about any type of soil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






Growing Zones: 7-9

Mature Height: 40 ft.
Mature Width: 15 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 7-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 7-9
(blue area above)

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Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

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Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Drought Tolerant Evergreen can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ 28%


It's Easy to Plant your Drought Tolerant Evergreen


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Drought Tolerant Evergreen.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Drought Tolerant Evergreen gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Drought Tolerant Evergreen again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Most useful customer reviews:
By: James C
I got three of these as a replacement for three Thuja Green giants that did not make it through the hottest dryest summer in over 50 years in Texas. I planted in the fall and they did great this summer which was almost as hot and dry as the previous summer. They grew 2 feet and are much thicker than when I got them. I also bought a couple of these that were 6 feet tall from a local nursery and planted at the same time. The smaller 4 feet trees I got from fast growing trees established and started growing faster. The bigger trees froh the nursery are growing now but they set there doing nothing through much of the first year. Excellent tree for South Central Texas

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Can blue cypress tolerate North Carolinas orange clay dirt ?
Jill H on Jun 8, 2014
Best Answer: I planted the blue cypress in dirt where nothing grew and it is still growing and doing fine.

Let's put it this way, If any tree can grow there I would say this tree can.

No one knows for sure and all you can do is try it. Best of luck!
Reply · Robert K on Jun 16, 2014
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When will more be available?
Joyce B on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: Drought Tolerant Evergreens are available now!
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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how fast does it grow?
heath e on Jul 21, 2014
Best Answer: I would not call it a fast grower. I live in zone 9 and planted it as soon as it arrived seven months ago. I planted it in partial sun. I can't really tell that it has grown at all. Maybe an inch or two.
Reply · Nicole D on Jul 21, 2014
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Will this tree attract squirrels to make it their home?
squirrel lady on Jul 16, 2014
Best Answer: I don't know if these trees would attract squirrels, there are not any squirrels where I live. I know that doves and other birds love to roost in them. These trees make great windbreaks- I'm in Western Texas. Sorry, I couldn't answer your question. Have a nice day.
Reply · Christopher C on Jul 17, 2014
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how fast does it grow?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2014
Best Answer: All Trees purchased last year did not make it through winter.
Reply · Gary H on Jul 18, 2014
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Are these trees deer resistant?
Deborah F on Jul 18, 2014
Best Answer: Yes. The deer have eaten all the plants around the trees but have not touched them.
Reply · michael b on Jul 18, 2014
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will it live through cold freezing winters in Nebraska and south Dakota ?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2014
Best Answer: Nebraska and South Dakota get a little too cold for the Drought Tolerant Evergreen. However the Emerald Green Thuja would do excellent in those states.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/EmeraldGreen.htm
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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