Cupressus arizonica

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Cupressus arizonica Greene

Cupressaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: sun   7

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Coniferous leaves: scale-like

Division: not specified

Shape: not specified
Fruit: cone

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Canopy: narrowly conical

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Pinophyta
Subdivisio:
Pinophytina
Classis:
Pinopsida
Subclassis:
Pinidae
Ordo:
Cupressales

Cupressus arizonica, commonly known as Arizona Cypress, is a tree.

Naming

Cupressus arizonica was described by Edward Lee Greene in 1882. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Cupressus arizonica is a species in the genus Cupressus which contains approximately 28 to 47 species and belongs to the family of the Cupressaceae (Cupress Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees have a narrowly conical canopy and reach heights of 15 to 23 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Cupressus arizonica is evergreen. The leaves are green. They are deltoid with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

The plants are dioecious, pollination takes places by allogamy.

The trees produce brown cones in summer.

Root System

Distribution

Cupressus arizonica is native to the southern Prairie States of the US, the Southwest of the US, California, New Mexico and Mexico.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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