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.
Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.
This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.
Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.
The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.
The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High
Bare Root Plant
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.
Place your Drought Tolerant Evergreen in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Although Drought Tolerant Evergreens prefer full sun, they can tolerate shade. Plant your Drought Tolerant Evergreens about 5 feet apart for a privacy fence. Drought Tolerant Evergreens will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Add organic material to your soil to lighten the texture and improve drainage. Once established your Drought Tolerant evergreen won't need any extra water unless you're experiencing an extended dry spell. Drought Tolerant Evergreens often don't require any fertilizer. If your evergreen starts to loose it's hue and needs a nutrient boost sprinkle a table spoon of well balanced fertilizer like formula 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 on top of the soil around your Drought Tolerant Evergreen.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Drought Tolerant Evergreen.
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.
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.
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.
Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.
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