Arizona Cypress, Cupressus arizonica

Arizona Cypress
Cupressus arizonica



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Family: Cupressaceae, Cypress Family
Blooms in Spring/Summer - Cones retained to Winter
Habitat Preferred: Dryer sites - widely planted ornamental - photo at Dry Creek/Vultee Arch area, 9/5/99
Woody cones to 1" (25 mm) in diameter
Other Common Names:
Comments: Smooth-barked Arizona Cypress, C. glabra, is very similar, but with smooth bark. The smooth-barked form is preferred in most ornamental plantings.
Further Reference & Sources: "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press;   "Shrubs & Trees of the Southwest Uplands", Francis H. Elmore, 1976, SW Parks & Monuments Assn.
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