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Sapphire Cypress Tree

Super Fast Growing and Drought Tolerant Evergreen Tree
  • Great for privacy screening - Get rid of your Neighbors!
  • A must have if you are looking for something unique 
  • Deer resistant and Fast Growing 

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Regular Price: $24.99

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Product Details

The Blue Sapphire Cypress tree 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 Sapphire Cypress tree 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.

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Blue
Botanical Name Cupressus Arizonica

Questions and Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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I bought 4 of these as privacy trees and they grew FAST! (They were 2-3 feet tall when I planted them 5 years ago. Today they are over 20 feet tall.) Unfortunately, one of them died and this is a replacement for it.
Denise R on Nov 8, 2016
I needed a good screening tree that was easy to care for. Loved the color and shape and hope this does the job.
Barbara B on Sep 26, 2016
I bought 4 of these as privacy trees and they grew FAST! (They were 2-3 feet tall when I planted them 5 years ago. Today they are over 20 feet tall.) Unfortunately, one of them died and this is a replacement for it.
Denise R on Nov 8, 2016
I need privacy screening, and wanted something pleasant to look at and easy to maintain as well. Hopefully these do the trick.
Carle F on Oct 10, 2016
I needed a good screening tree that was easy to care for. Loved the color and shape and hope this does the job.
Barbara B on Sep 26, 2016
This is the second one I purchased from this site. When the first one arrived I was very impressed by it's beauty and unique shade of blue/green. I purchased this tree for privacy and it's beautiful fullness and color.
Janet C on Sep 18, 2016
Beautiful, durable, and hard to find in stores where I reside.
Janet C on Sep 14, 2016
I need privacy trees but I wanted something a little more unique. For our zone, these fit the bill.
Lisa W on Sep 12, 2016
I need privacy screening, and wanted something pleasant to look at and easy to maintain as well. Hopefully these do the trick.
Carle F on Oct 10, 2016
This is the second one I purchased from this site. When the first one arrived I was very impressed by it's beauty and unique shade of blue/green. I purchased this tree for privacy and it's beautiful fullness and color.
Janet C on Sep 18, 2016
Do roots clog septic line?
A shopper on Nov 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, I don't have septic lines. I can say this, though, both of them have done quite well here in the hot Atlanta summers - without any extra watering. So, they don't seem water greedy like willows or other such trees. I have another (about 2-3 yrs old) doing quite well in a large pot. Be aware, since they are weepers(branches curl down slightly at the ends as they grow), they appear quite scraggly for those early years. Thereafter they fill in quite nicely and grow quickly into a beautiful full tree.
Will blue sapphire cypress survive in pa winters?
L01142011 on Nov 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it should be fine. Depending on where you live in PA. If you are close to NY you are right on the edge of its growing zone.
Approx how wide is the 3-4 ft cypress? Thx. Peter
Peter Z on Nov 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: About 1.5-2 Feet Wide.
Why cannot it not be shipped to California?
A shopper on Oct 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Due to state restrictions in California, we cannot ship this tree into your state.
How many feet per year does a sapphire cypress tree grow ?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Sapphire Cypress Trees grow fast! on average about 16-20 inches per year.

Planting & Care

How to Plant & Care for Your new Sapphire Cypress Tree

Be sure to choose the best location for your Sapphire Cypress.  As long as you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant this tree almost any time of the year.  

The Sapphire Cypress thrives 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 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.

The Sapphire Cypress 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.

Planting Instructions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart.  At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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Delightful
Our order arrived and when we open it we found that they had sent us a larger size than we ordered. They smell like citrus and the color is truly unique. A wonderful experience. You have new customers in VA.
November 1, 2015
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WOW! Huge trees. Thank you planting tree. Please add us to your specials update.
November 7, 2015
Beautiful Tree
Very happy with this tree. So much we immediately ordered another one! Arrived promptly and in great shape! Would recommend The Planting Tree. This tree has a unique color!
September 25, 2016
Purchased
2 months ago
Grow quickly into a beautiful tree
I have four of these trees - two in the ground and two ( both 2-3 yrs old) in large pots. Those in the ground are 4-5 yrs old and are 7-8 feet high with a full foliage. Easy to care for (at least here in Hotlanta) so long as they get plenty of sun.
November 5, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago

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