Chaparral Cypress

Heat Tolerant Conifer

Unique Sea-Foam Green Foliage

Unique sea-foam green foliage makes Chaparral Cypress a knock out in the garden. The larger upright conifer can be used as a focal point to draw the eye to a certain area of the landscape. Its beautiful texture adds to its appeal and spruces up dull areas.


Cupressus arizonica var. glabra



*** NOT FOR SALE  -  Due to production limitations, this variety is being phased out of our growing facilities. Thanks for your understanding.

Chaparral Cypress 

Unique sea-foam green foliage 

Beautiful texture spruces up dull areas

Large upright conifer 

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Chaparral Cypress

Plant Profile

Plant Type
Full Sun to Partial Sun
Average Height
15' - 20'
Average Width
4' - 5'
Average Spacing
4' - 5'
Hardiness Zones
Zone 6 - 10
Soil Moisture
Well-drained, semi-moist
Chaparral Cypress

Features & Uses


  • Deer resistant
  • Disease resistant
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Provides fall color



  • Accent
  • Screen
  • Specimen
Chaparral Cypress

General Maintenance


  • No pruning necessary, but if desired, prune in early fall for shape.



  • Apply general purpose fertilizer in the spring when new growth appears. Check with your preferred garden center for your specific area.



  • Use as a backdrop for annuals, perennials and flowering shrubs to create a colorful backyard haven.
Chaparral Cypress

Companion Plants

There are several plants that would make great companions in the garden or landscape.
The key to companion planting is selecting plants with similar cultural requirements. Below are a few suggestions:


Hot Head® Arborvitae, Purple Cow® Crapemyrtle, Fireside Red Azalea, Pinwheel® Gardenia

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Providing a broad range of sizes, forms and textures, evergreens create a perfect framework to unify the garden throughout the seasons. 


Shown: Blue Cascade®

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Combine annuals, perennials and flowering shrubs or trees with a variety of evergreens to create a colorful backyard haven. Year round foliage adds color during dull winter months.


Shown: Chaparral Cypress

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Planting Guide

  • Dig a planting hole twice as large as the root ball
  • Remove plant from container and place in planting hole
  • Level top of root ball with the ground
  • Backfill
  • Water
  • Mulch
  • Keep moist until established


Shown: Hot Head®

Care & Planting

Care & Planting


With good natural forms, pruning is not typically required. To develop or maintain a desired shape or size, however, it is best to prune in the fall for desired shape.


Shown: Paul's Gold Cypress

  • In the Garden

    In the Garden

    What a beauty! With its exceptional sea-foam green foliage, Chaparral Cypress transforms the landscape by creating a striking focal point. Try planting with other full sun beauties such as Dazzle® Me Pink dwarf crapemyrtles or Baby Lace® Hydrangea for a soft hue of color in the garden.

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