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Drought Tolerant Evergreen


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-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

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

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- Planting Mix
Drought Tolerant Evergreen Planting Mix

Helps your Drought Tolerant Evergreen get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. 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. 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 6-9
(hardy down to 0℉)

Growing Zones 6-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40 ft.

Mature Width:

15 ft.




10 ft.

Growth Rate:


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Thrives on Neglect!

  • 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.

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Customer Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
14 Reviews
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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
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
Drought Tolerant Evergreen
Purchased 22 x of these evergreens early in the year. Within 3 weeks 6-7 of them were dying at the base which may have been some sort of cypress blight. Fast growing tree representative listened to my concerns and immediately sent replacements. Every please with customer service and these trees. 3 months after I planted the trees (28 April 15) they are doing excellent and have grown at least 18". Even considering they are planted in hard clay soil and we're experiencing hotter and dryer conditions in Virginia than in years past. Very pretty color and they will definitely do their job as a privacy fence in 3 years. Excellent customer service and product.
Would highly recommend to a friend.
July 28, 2015
over 2 years ago
Arizona Cypress
Bought some of these trees from another online dealer that cost more money. They are pathetic in quality compared to the ones I bought here. They were packaged great and they cost less. These were larger and took off when planted. I will for sure buy more from here. Thanks for delivering what was advertised.
July 26, 2015
over 2 years ago
this is one of the best cypresses for kentucky.
this is a very nice tree for kentucky. particularly the western part.
It will grow to 55 feet tall here. with bluish foliage and reddish
December 2, 2014
cadiz, KY
Growing Zone:
90% look good
Bought 34 of the 3-4ft ones and planted in sandy loam. Lost about 3 so far after 3 weeks, and some are leaning after being in the ground and subject to some Texas wind and rain. No growth so far- but as long as they can get established I will be happy. Will review again when we get into the growing season next year.
November 1, 2015
Whitesboro, TX
Growing Zone:
66 years on
I have a single Arizona Cypress in my front garden that was planted in 1961. It's trunk is now 0.9 metres in diameter and it's some 35 metres tall - a great feature offset by three stately pencil pines. In Canberra where I live, summers can be very hot and dry, but that is no problem for this tree. I suspect it may be the world's largest Arizona Cypress.
June 16, 2017
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3 Trees Arrived In Good Condition
The trees were thoughtfully packed and shipped. I put them right in the ground as soon as they arrived. After 4 weeks there is some new growth and all is well. I'm not sure whether it was the "root rocket" solution that I added or not but the trees are growing nicely.
July 5, 2017
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
After 2 years all are doing well even after I had to move all 11 and replant because of landscaping work this year.
June 21, 2016
Bethany beach, DE
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Very satisfied. Trees arrived as advertised in excellent condition. Bought a replacement warranty as this North Texas soil is tough. So far they are adapting well. This spring will be the true test. I'll be a returning customer ??

Mike Wagers
Whitewright Texas
They look great   Looking forward to seeing them grow in the North Texas soil.
Trees arrived in excellent shape. Very impressed with packaging and care.
October 13, 2017
5 months ago
Evergreen trees are very nice. They seem to be doing well
July 27, 2015
over 2 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Drought Tolerant Evergreen

Drought Tolerant Evergreen Planting Diretions

The Drought Tolerant Evergreen tree makes for a beautiful addition to your landscape. Plus it will enable you to enjoy years of low maintenance, saving you time and money on watering.

Location: Drought Tolerant Evergreens prefer a location with full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Choose an area with soil that drains well, away from poorly-drained, soggy areas. Drought Tolerant Evergreens may not do as well in lawn areas because of the amount of water needed to sustain the lawn. Plant in an area free of sod to allow for good root development as sod roots will compete with the Evergreen tree’s roots for air, nutrients and water in the soil.

Planting Instructions:
1) Prepare your soil before planting the Evergreen by adding organic materials including sphagnum peat moss, manure, and compost in a 1- to 3-inch layer over the planting area.
2) Mix the organic materials into the soil 10 to 12 inches deep before planting.
3) Dig the hole as deep as and approximately twice the width of the root ball.
4) Holding the tree, carefully place it into the hole and make sure that the roots are not curling upwards.
5) Pour a quart of water into the hole and allow it to drain for about a minute.
6) Cover the hole with the removed soil mix making sure the tree is upright.
7) Cover the entire planting area with an organic mulch.

Watering: Once the roots are established, your Drought Tolerant Evergreen should not need any supplemental watering. Be sure to inspect the tree and surrounding soil for extreme dryness during extended winter dry spells and water if necessary.

Fertilization: Evergreen trees don't require much fertilizer. Over-fertilizing can cause more damage than not fertilizing at all. Therefore, we recommend not fertilizing unless your evergreen begins losing its dark green color due to a lack of nutrients. If necessary, just a tablespoon of balanced fertilizer (labeled 12-12-12) sprinkled on top of the ground around the tree is sufficient.

Pests: Aphids are the most common pests Drought Tolerant Evergreens experience. Sometimes outbreaks are triggered by insecticides used for other pests. Spray the tree with an appropriate pesticide or insecticidal soap. You can also try applying a soil treatment with imidacloprid as a preventative.

*Group Drought Tolerant Evergreens separately from those that require more water.
*All evergreens including Drought Tolerant benefit from mulches.  Make sure your Drought Tolerant Evergreen has sufficient water to become established by inspecting and watering as necessary after planting.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Evergreen drought resistant
Melissa K on Feb 20, 2018
Addition to the native plants section of our landscape.
Rodney G on Nov 13, 2017
Evergreen drought resistant
Melissa K on Feb 20, 2018
the fast growth and rich color. will make a pretty screen.
roy k on Dec 17, 2017
Addition to the native plants section of our landscape.
Rodney G on Nov 13, 2017
Outside Christmas Tree
Fred O on Nov 10, 2017
We have one already and like it. Thrives on dry soil and grows fairly fast.
HILDRETH A D on Oct 17, 2017
Love evergreens my favorite
Nina M on Jun 11, 2017
My retaining wall is falling apart and I wanted to utilize these trees instead of the expensive rebuilding of the wall itself. I can only hope this works well.
Stephen B on Mar 18, 2017
We live in New Mexico and it appears this tree grows well here.
Carolyn Z on Jan 6, 2017
hardy privacy screen
Charles B on Nov 26, 2016
drought resistance
Shengjiang L on Nov 16, 2016
This tree is a replacement for one that somebody dug up and stole. Bought 3 in mid-2015 and planted them in an area behind my house near a walking path. They had grown nicely -- apparently too nicely -- so someone thought they would help their self to my tree. Dug it up and took it. It is true that there are monsters among us.
Steven B on Nov 5, 2016
Drough resistant and a good privacy barrier.
Sharisse T on Oct 2, 2016
Wanted a quick growing privacy fence.
Mary B on Aug 30, 2016
needed shrub that was drought tolerant and evergreen for a screen
virginia P on Aug 30, 2016
The price was right, evergreen, and fast growing for privacy.
John W on Aug 22, 2016
drought tolerant and looks great grows fast
louise c on Aug 19, 2016
we are in a drought area
Randall F on Jul 3, 2016
Very dry soil.
Paul R on Apr 17, 2016
Native to the State of Texas, drought tolerant, Christmas tree shape
Jerry F on Apr 11, 2016
We live in South West Texas where it is really dry. Hope that these trees will grow here.
Nicole H on Mar 21, 2016
I don"t know if it Us the kind of trenes I have in my house But some are Diego And Ineed to remplacement This is an experiencia for me Thanks for your help apreciated I'm 78 years old and my English is not good.I need the tres now because I need to go to Mexico.
Sergio A on Mar 19, 2016
Privacy barrier on property
Bruce W on Mar 10, 2016
I bought the drought tolerate evergreen after Texas experienced a bad drought. It's a really pretty; looks just like a christmas tree. It's growing fast after the first year.
Annette H on Feb 25, 2016
Drought Tolerant tree to block view of home in back lot
kevin t on Oct 10, 2015
the fast growth and rich color. will make a pretty screen.
roy k on Dec 17, 2017
Outside Christmas Tree
Fred O on Nov 10, 2017
What is the average life span?
Andrew G on Dec 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This Cypress tens to have a long life span where the climate is dry dry and arid (it wasn't named Arizona Cypress for nothing!); however, where humidity is high and conditions wetter, they will have a more moderate life span of 25 to 50 years. They do not like wet conditions, but thrive in dry locations, and even drought conditions.
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.
When is the best time to plant this tree? Can I plant it this winter?
Jennifer N on Nov 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Depending on where you are located you may be able to plant in the winter. If you are located in a warm climate like Florida or California for example, then you can plant in the winter. If not then your ideal planting times will either be Spring or during Fall, about 6 weeks prior to your first frost.
Will these trees do well in shade?
s y on Mar 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Drought Tolerant Evergreens prefer a location with full sun but can tolerate partial shade.
how fast does it grow?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Drought Tolerant Evergreen grows 3-4ft per year.
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.
I am in north central Texas and looking to create a privacy barrier at the edge of the woods that border the property. In the winter, with all levels gone, our woods provide no privacy, so my thought was to plant these. Could I plant them now or is it too cold? I wanted to take advantage of the low price. Thanks!
mulehick on Dec 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: As long as your ground ins't frozen you should be fine to go ahead and plant.
Can blue cypress tolerate North Carolinas orange clay dirt ?
Jill H on Jun 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: YES! These work perfect in the clay soils of North Carolina.
I want to be a good neighbor. How wide does the base foliage get?
donna r on Feb 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: About 24 - 30 inches at maturity (10 years).
How far apart do you plant them as a privacy hedge?
Katherine Y on Aug 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: For a dense privacy hedge you will want to plant these 5-6ft apart.
Will this tree attract squirrels to make it their home?
squirrel lady on Jul 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I would say no. Squirrels like a big limbed tree to run around on and have their nest.
Are these trees deer resistant?
Deborah F on Jul 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Drought Tolerant Evergreen is considered to be deer resistant. However, if food is sparse deer will eat anything. This tree definitely isn't their first choice but if you're worried you can easily deter deer with all natural organic sprays and repellents.
Growth rate?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: they grow about 1 1/2 feet a year.
What is the grown rate of this evergreen?
Rebecca P on Aug 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Very fast growing tree! Planted 6 of them in spring of 2015. They were 3 feet high when I planted them and they're now 6-8" high. More than doubled in 18 months! I expect they'll reach 10-12' in another 12 months.
Would you recommend these trees in a high wind area?
Tom W on May 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I have an area where we get high winds. The one thing that happened to a couple of my trees were that my husband did not plant them deep enough, so those two did not do well. However, the other twenty did. We also noticed that they liked to be trimmed at the beginning of the spring season too. They are looking really nice and growing quickly.
Are they deer resistant? Can they be grown in zone 6. ( southern coast of MA )
Carolyn C on Apr 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The trees are deer resistant. No browsing and the trees love hot and dry central Texas but I don"t know how they will tolerate zone 6.
Is the drought tolerant cypress deep rooted or shallow rooted? I do not want to damage nearby sidewalks or asphalt parking areas. How far from paved surfaces should it be planted?
randy p on Jun 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Drought Tolerant Evergreens have fairly shallow root systems. However, it still would be a good idea to plant your trees 5-10 feet away from sidewalks or structures.
The area where I live is surrounded by deers, they will eat this evergreens?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Drought Tolerant Evergreen is considered to be deer resistant. Deer don't seem to like to texture of the foliage. However, if food is sparse deer will eat anything. This tree definitely isn't their first choice but if you're worried you can easily deter deer with all natural organic sprays and repellents.
How well does the Blue Cypress grow in central Florida?
Donna on Dec 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
How close can I plant this to a septic leach field?
AMeadows on Oct 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant at least 10 feet away from the leach field.
How do I know what zone I am ?
Doug M on Mar 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
What is the full grown height of tree and would you recomend it for a pair of front door ornimental planting?
robert b on Sep 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These can get up to 40 ft tall at maturity. For a more front door ornamental tree I would suggest something like the Emerald Green Thuja, Sky Pencil Holly or Skyrocket Juniper.
This item is for zone 5?
? 7204137468Joe on Jun 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This plant is hardy in zones 7-9, so would not be suitable for zone 5. However, there are many drought-tolerant evergreens that would do quite well in zone 5, such as Cryptomeria, almost all the Junipers (Spartan is particularly tough), Spruces and Thujas. Emerald Green Thuja is especially resistant to drought.
We live near Seattle, and the soil where we are considering planting the blue sapphire evergreen stays moderately wet in winter - is wet soil okay for this plant? or does it prefer a drier area?
Rasham R on Jun 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It depends on how wet the area will be. These trees can tolerate moist soil but they prefer well-drained soil. They will not likely do well consistently sitting in saturated soil.
What is best time to plant this tree in S.E. Louisiana?
Louise P on Jun 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can plant in either Spring a few weeks after you receive your last frost or in the fall approximately 6 weeks prior to your first frost.
Do they lose greenery in winter? I am wanting a privacy hedge and I want it year round....
Jason B on May 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They do not lose greenery in winter.
Is this the Blue Ice cultivar or the Carolina Sapphire?
Mike S on Apr 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These are the Blue Cypress Cultivar.
I live in SC which get very hot in the summer. Where i would like to plant these trees is area when it does rain and accumilate a lot of water, would these conditions be harmful to the trees?
Nikki B on Apr 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It depends on how much water accumulates where you want to plant them. These trees can tolerate moist soil. However, it is not good for them to consistently sit in saturated soil.
ann b on Apr 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: New planted trees require a thorough watering once a week will help keep the soil properly moist. However, once the roots are established, your Drought Tolerant Evergreen should not need any supplemental watering. Be sure to inspect the tree and surrounding soil for extreme dryness during extended winter dry spells and water if necessary.
Are these trees toxic to horses? Sheep? Thanks!
mulehick on Dec 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: From our research we are not finding any information that suggests these are toxic trees to livestock. Have you tried contacting your local vet?

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