Botanical Name: Cupressus arizonica 'Blue Ice'
 Common Name: Arizona Cypress Blue Ice
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Conifer


Height Range

12-25', 25-40'


Flower Color


Flower Season


Leaf Color

Blue Green


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Silhouette, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest


Location Uses

Background, Foundation, Parking Lot, Street Tree, Swimming Pool


Special Uses

Screen, Shade Tree


Attracts Wildlife

Information by: George Hull MSN

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Arizona native conifer tree grows at a moderate rate to 50' x 20' wide. Foliage has a distinct silvery blue cast. Accepts full sun. Is drought tolerant and resistant to wind. Needs good drainage.
Frost tolerant to -15 F.