Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 40 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 15 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Cupressus Arizonica
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Thrives on Neglect and Drought
Why Drought Tolerant Evergreen Trees?
One of the top benefits is right in the name: The Drought Tolerant Evergreen Tree thrives on neglect, forming a thick privacy screen through an array of tough conditions. In fact, it's also adaptable to various soil types and is actually the most drought tolerant of any evergreen.
Also known as the Blue Sapphire Cypress, this hardy tree stands up to the extreme weather conditions that damage and even kill most evergreens. These trees are also referred to as the Arizona Cypress in arid, Southwestern regions. Basically, the Drought Tolerant Evergreen is an extremely versatile tree that can be planted anywhere within its growing zones.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
In addition to its strength, its unique blue-green foliage lends gorgeous good looks that belie its resilient, tough growth. And it requires no upkeep to preserve its great shape, making it fantastic for use as a hedge, privacy screen, or property divider.
But the best part? We've nurtured our Drought Tolerant Evergreen for these amazing benefits and more. Because we've grown, planted and meticulously cared for each tree before shipping, you reap the rewards in your own landscape.
So, see what all the hype's about...and elevate your landscape, effortlessly, with our Drought Tolerant Evergreen Tree today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
Tree arrived in December in excellent condition. Packaging was very professional. Cypress was 5' as advertised.
Nice and healthy trees
I planted 5 of these large Cyprus drought trees and look forward to them growing tall and creating a border. They all arrived in great shape and quickly after ordered.
Drought Resistant Trees
Arizona Cypress arrived in healthy condition. It was planted right away and seems to be doing well. Early fall rains seem to have helped. Previously purchased Arizona Cypress trees are thriving in my hot summer conditions with mild, wet winters. Wish I had planted more of these attractive and fast growing trees here in the Pacific Northwest rather than Douglas-Fir and various pines. The Arizona Cypress trees require much less water and are not subject to the boring beetles which attack the other trees.
Wonderful Arizona Cypress trees
I have planted them, but have no new growth yet. They arrived in pretty decent shape, well packaged and soil was not dried out, thank Goodness as the FedEx driver tossed them in the middle of my yard, in the sun, in 100 degree temps. I rescued them and unpacked, watered and kept them in the shade for a week to make sure they would survive the trauma. I read the reviews and decided to stake them immediately, just in case. July and this present part of August have been brutal, with no appreciable rain, so they are getting a shower daily to give them a little reprieve. I am very hopeful and will update soon. Thank you.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: 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.
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. Dig the hole as deep as and approximately twice the width of the root ball. Holding the tree, carefully place it into the hole and make sure that the roots are not curling upwards. Then, cover the hole with the removed soil mix, making sure the tree is upright, and cover the entire planting area with an organic mulch.
2. 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.
3. Fertilizing: Evergreen trees don't require much fertilizer. 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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code JAN99!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|