Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast 1-2 feet per year once well established.
Sun Exposure: Full sun.
Soil Conditions: Prefers well-drained soil; adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions.
Tolerances: Drought once well established & high levels of pollution and salt spray.
Pruning/Trimming: Trimmed to a desired height and/or sheared in the fall, but not necessary.
Fertilizer: Suggest a well-balance fertilizer like a 10-10-10 or 13-13-13. Feed in spring and fall.
Uses: Decorative accent and ideally for wind or privacy screen.
Moisture: Regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering at least once per day. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly.
Italian cypress is an outstanding Mediterranean classic with attractive blue green foliage. An ideal conifer to dominate a landscape with its densely branched, narrow columnar form. Evergreen. Full sun. Fast grower to 60 to 80 feet, about 3 feet wide. Makes ideal screen, and invaluable for something tall in very narrow beds. Hardy to USDA zone 7 and all higher zones. Gives great Tuscan effect if used in large containers on sunny deck or patio. Try it near swimming pools. Shipped as a potted one gallon tree in its original soil and container.
Thuja occidentalis 'Degroots Spire'
(Degroots Spire Dwarf Arborvitae)
* Full sun * Zones 3-8 * 3' tall * 3' wide
Avery nice columnar form of Arborvitae!
Short branches which are spirally arranged - foliage is unique when compared to most thuja varieties!
Holds good green color all year long. Excellent for use where width needs to be restricted!
Has a somewhat "formal" look to it - especially when used to line driveways, property lines, or along fence row!
Degroot's Spire is with good, dark green foliage. It has rather short branches which are spirally arranged - foliage is unique when compared to most thuja varieties. It is almost "fan" shaped. Holds good green color all year long. Excellent for use where width needs to be restricted. Has a somewhat "formal" look to it - especially when used to line driveways, property lines, or along fence rows. Prefers average to slightly acidic soil with good drainage - mulching, and use of organic humus is exceptionally beneficial. Accepts full sun to part shade.
Companion Plants: Goes well with Pinus parviflora 'Glauca', Dragon Eyer Pine, Thunderhead Pine as well as Black Bamboo. Check out our store for these great plants!
The Blue Ice Arizona Cypress, also known as Cupressus glabra 'Blue Ice' is an evergreen tree growing in a compact columnar form to about 15 feet tall and about 8 feet wide in 10 years or clip to shape, and then eventually taller. This cypress variety has mahogany colored stems with foliage that is intensely steel blue giving a color contrast that is quite striking. Use this cypress in full sun in soil that drains well. Hardy to USDA zone 5 and all higher zones. Use in the garden as an accent mixed with other boldly colored shrubs or perennials, as a wind or sound break, and along your property line. Use in container on large deck or patio. The Blue Ice Arizona cypress is a tough, low maintenance plant. Shipped potted in soil about 4 feet tall.