CYPRESS: BLUE ICE
LATIN NAME: CUPRESSUS ARIZONA 'BLUE ICE'
A conical upright conifer has silver to icy blue needles. The striking foliage with exfoliating, reddish-brown bark grows moderately to a height of 30-50 feet(10-12 feet wide). Ideally used for an accent, specimen, or grouping plants.
Amount of Sunlight: Thrives in full sun; Tolerates shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Drought tolerant
Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 6-9
This low-maintenance upright conifer needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning is not required.