Pronounced (koo-pres-sus ahr-i-zon-i-ka oar-ee-uh) Fast Facts:
commonly known as a 'Golden Arizona Cypress'
has signature frosty foliage, same as other Arizona Cypress varieties
matures to 12' in height by 8' in width, grows about 1' per year
foliage has a citrusy aroma to it, and can be burned as incense once dried
Maturing at a smaller height than other Arizona Cypress varieties, the 'Aurea' is a gorgeous choice for a yard that can not accommodate the taller and wider 'Blue Pyramid'. Plant in full sun and the evergreen foliage will turn a golden color where the light hits, and areas not hit by the sun will remain a blue-green. Color fades back to blue-green in winter as well. Drought tolerant once established and due to strong roots, is not recommended as a permanent option for container planting. Could be sheared into a a thinner shape if desired, pruning only necessary if there is dead or diseased wood. Be wary when cutting that new buds do not grow on old wood.