Carolina Sapphire Cypress

Cupressus Arizonica var. glabra 'Carolina Sapphire'


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 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 a 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.

For additional options, check out our Privacy tree collection.

growing zone 6-9
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Fall Color Blue

How To Care

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 tree 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.

For additional options, be sure to browse our Thuja Green Giant as well as our Privacy hedge and Evergreen tree collection.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Fall Color Blue

Shipping Details

We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in transit over the weekend during the summer months. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. We guarantee that your plants arrive at the highest quality possible.

Please see the below transit map that specifies an average amount of days after your order has shipped.

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I've never received trees via online shopping before so I was hesitant to say the least. However, I was very pleased with the quality of the trees I received as well as the way they were packed. Some of the soil came out of the pots during transit but they were encased with plastic so the soil stayed in the plastic bag. Included was a copy of easy to read and follow planting directions which helped a great deal. Everything was in great shape and the time was fast! I will definitely be shopping with Planting Tree again. So glad I found them. :)

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