Carolina Sapphire Cypress

Cupressus Arizonica var. glabra 'Carolina Sapphire'
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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 Shade
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 Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Fall Color Blue

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Ken S.
United States United States
Excellent plant health and packaging

Planting Tree provided a shipment of plants that were outstandingly packaged, and all 18 of these Carolina Sapphire Cypress, were in their new homes within a couple of hours of being received. Excellent service and plants and will definitely buy from them again.

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Ashley F.
United States United States
Great online nursery!

Great experience. Great customer service and quality trees. I will definitely use for future tree purchases. I cant wait to see these trees grow. They were closer to 2 feet tall and smell amazing! Perfectly packaged and shipped in a timely manner.

United States United States
Two 4-5 foot trees arrived healthy

Ordered two 4-5 foot trees on Monday and they arrived on Sunday in great condition. Planted the same day, here they are with another larger Carolina Sapphire Cypress that was planted last year.

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Mark P.
United States United States
Carolina Sapphire Cypress

This is our 2nd time buying from planting Tree. The tree was packaged securely and we planted it that day. Hope is grows into a beautiful fluffy Cypress!

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Dianne F.
United States United States
Very pleased with Planting Tree

Great service and trees arrived in healthy condition and were sent quickly. Could not ask for better service!