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Blue Weeping Mexican Cypress*

Cupressus lusitanica 'Glauca Pendula'

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Blue Weeping Mexican Cypress (Cupressus lusitanica 'Glauca Pendula') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Blue Weeping Mexican Cypress

Blue Weeping Mexican Cypress

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Blue Weeping Mexican Cypress (Cupressus lusitanica 'Glauca Pendula') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Blue Weeping Mexican Cypress foliage

Blue Weeping Mexican Cypress foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  45 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Description:

A loosely columnar and upright accent tree, foliage is wonderfully silver-blue and weeps gracefully downward; use as a solitary vertical accent in the yard or a large garden;

Ornamental Features

Blue Weeping Mexican Cypress has attractive silvery blue foliage. The threadlike leaves are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Weeping Mexican Cypress is an open evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blue Weeping Mexican Cypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Blue Weeping Mexican Cypress will grow to be about 45 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Ornamental Features