Cupressus glabra 'Blue Spire'

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  1. dcsteg

    dcsteg Active Member 10 Years

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    A very narrow form of Arizona Cypress. Plant will be 20ft. (6.10m) tall and 4 ft (1.22m) wide in 20 years. Likes drier soil. Zone 5.

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Good colour. Doesn't seem any narrower than normal wild type to me.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    No, it doesn't. Maybe later it will pull up into a spire. Or it varies regionally, as do many cypress family conifers, some areas producing narrow habits and other broad from the same cultivar.
     
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    dcsteg Active Member 10 Years

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    Hello Michael,

    "Doesn't seem any narrower than normal wild type to me".

    Valid point.

    It doesn't appear to be what the tag from Stanley & Sons indicated it was. Has not become pendulous or weeping at this point. About 1 ft. (0.30m) tall when I planted it 5 years ago with a double leader which I cut out.

    I posted it as 'Blue Spire' well aware there could be some discussion regarding cultivar name. Hopefull somebody will have some input.

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