Carolina Sapphire Cypress
|Mature Height||20-30 Feet|
|Mature Width||15-20 Feet|
The Carolina Sapphire Cypress is a fast-growing evergreen that features lacy, silvery-blue foliage. It can grow 20 to 30 feet tall and maintains a pyramidal shape.
This tree is a great alternative to a privacy fence. Not only is this evergreen fast-growing, but it is also deer, disease, and insect resistant! Just plant these trees in the ground for a lovely accent tree or use it as a wind barrier for your property. No extra pruning or pesticide treatments will be needed for this tree, unlike many evergreens.
The Carolina Sapphire Cypress maintains a tall and compact shape naturally. Drought tolerant, this tree only requires watering until established. This evergreen tree will be easy to grow with no extra work needed. Sapphire Cypress prefers full sun and does not require any special soil conditions. For defined privacy or wind barrier along your property, it is recommended to plant these trees 6-7 ft. apart. You can also choose to only plant 1 of these trees as a focal point or to provide an accent next to your home.
There are many fast-growing, evergreen trees to choose from. The Sapphire Cypress offers you the peace of mind that it will continue to flourish for years to come with no extra maintenance required.
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Be sure to choose the best location for your Carolina Sapphire Cypress. As long as you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant this tree almost any time of the year.
They thrive in full sun to part sun and can adapt to any soil that is well drained. They do like a neutral to acidic soil so if you know you have an alkaline soil choose an acidic fertilizer (most fertilizers for evergreens are acidic). After planting, adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch will help keep the soil moist and cool. Mulch can also protect the roots during cold temperatures. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Water your Cypress deeply a couple times a week for the first few months. After your tree is established, they only need watered during hot, dry spells. Fertilize when planting and in early spring yearly with a slow release fertilizer. When planting be sure to mix the fertilizer into the ground soil well before placing your new plant in the hole to prevent fertilizer burn. These trees rarely need pruning.
Rarely encounters issues with pests or disease. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. It is important to avoid saturated soils to prevent fungal issues.