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Cupressus arizonica ssp. arizonica

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Species Name: Cupressus arizonica ssp. arizonica
Common Name: Arizona Cypress

Great tree for a wind screen. Attractive bark shreds and peels in long strips revealing gray and reddish brown patches.

Plant Family: Cupressaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 20 - 50' H x 20' W
Growth Habit: Upright, conical
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 0 degrees F
Flower Season: Cones
Flower Color: Cones
Distribution: Southern High Sierra Nevada, Tehachapi Mountains, Peninsular Ranges
Natural Habitat: Pinyon/juniper or oak/pine woodland, chaparral

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