Cupressus arizonica fastigiata
Cupressus arizonica fastigiata
Blue Arizona Cypress

Cupressus arizonica fastigiata


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This Cupressus arizonica ‘Fastigiata’ lends a striking, architectural presence to a garden. Its elegant, pyramidal form creates an eye-catching focal point, adding height to a border or as statement planting in a large container. Its striking blue/grey, cord-like foliage, being evergreen, creates an attractive foil for perennials. Planted in a row they form a lovely hedge.

As its name suggests, Blue Arizona Cyrus is native to the southwest of North America - Arizona especially. The name ‘Fastigiata’ refers to the fact that the branches grow parallel to the main trunk. First introduced to Britain in the 1890s, it was extremely popular and remains so, due perhaps to its calm acceptance of our climate.


Producing spherical pine cones in spring, this evergreen tolerates drought once established. It does not, however, thrive in wet, poorly drained soil.

  • Moist, well drained soil
  • Full sun
  • All aspects
  • Sheltered

No pruning necessary but plant out of cold, drying winds


Wonderfully pine scented foliage