Cupressus arizonica - Arizona cypress
This is a genus of sixteen to twenty-six species, depending
on the scientific authority, found mostly in warm parts of the northern
cypress is a conifer of the mountains of the southwestern U.S. and
The plants on campus represent a horticultural selection known as ‘Blue Ice’
that was selected for its blue foliage. Arizona
cypress has been used for timber and as Christmas trees. Medicinal uses include
treatment of burns, ringworm and other skin problems.
See this plant on the west side of the Fine Arts Building (building 45.)
Medium-sized tree to about fifty feet tall.
Light: full sun
Water: very drought tolerant when established
Soil: well-drained, no other special requirements
In northeast Florida,
this is an easy tree for a sunny, dry site. It tends to keep foliage to the