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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.

2-3 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.

1-2 ft.

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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.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
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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:

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
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant
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Drought Tolerant Evergreen
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

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.


DIEHARD Transplant
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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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It's Easy to Plant your Drought Tolerant Evergreen

Specific Directions for Drought Tolerant Evergreen

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.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

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.



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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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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how far apart should they be planted?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2014
Best Answer: Plant them about 5 feet apart for a privacy fence.
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I am considering this tree for a privacy screen planted about 8 feet away from a block wall and 20-plus feet away from my inground pool. My neighbor has a pool within about 10 feet of the block wall. Will the roots or foliage create a problem for my pool or my neighbor's pool?
C S on Jul 28, 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 · Report · Gary H on Jul 18, 2014
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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!
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How far apart do you plant them as a privacy hedge?
Katherine Y on Aug 5, 2014
Best Answer: Can't really answer, they didn't survive the winter, and fast growing trees did not respond to my email sent at the beginning of summer with photos.
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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.
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When will more be available?
Joyce B on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: Drought Tolerant Evergreens are available now!
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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I live in zone 10, los angeles. I want to plant about 150' of hedge tht grows to 8' or more. It will be in shade all the time until it reaches about 6 1/2' in height. Can you help me?
A shopper on Oct 5, 2014
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how fast does it grow?
heath e on Jul 21, 2014
Best Answer: The good and the bad; the 3ft trees have thrived and have grown 6-7 inches in last 8 months; the 1ft trees are not doing well, and I have had to replace 6 of the 8 Purchased. Wouldn't buy small ones at this time; they are sensitive to drought
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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.
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The area where I live is surrounded by deers, they will eat this evergreens?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2014
Best Answer: No the deer do not eat Arizona Cypress. The leaves look like Juniper trees which deer avoid. If you crush the leaves and bring it to your nose you smell a strong aroma and deer tend to avoid plants with strong aromas. I live in the Texas Hill country and the sub division I live in is aptly named Deer River and I see deer daily.
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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
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does this tree grow in Africa?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2014
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The Arizona Cypress is very common tree here in the high desert of California. There is one problem that we seem to have with them, and most cypress trees, they have a fungus infestation. It seems to attack the very top of the trees and work their way down the tree until it is weakened then the bark beetles finish off the tree. Do you know of this fungus or anything that can kill the fungus?
JR M on Aug 28, 2014
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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 or 4. 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.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
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  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
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. 

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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% of order total

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.