“Blue Ice” Cypress is a rare cultivar of Arizona Cypress. (Like Carolina Sapphire, it must be propagated from cuttings and cannot be grown from seed) The key word here is “BLUE!” Probably the most startling blue color of any southern conifer. Blue Ice Cypress can be used as a privacy screen, Christmas Tree, or as a DRAMATIC focal point in the landscape. Blue Ice Cypress makes a beautiful blue backdrop for contrasting shrubs and flowers. Hardy in zones 7 – 9. Blue Ice Cypress is more columnar than other Cypress, prefers hot dry conditions, likes moisture but wants well drained soil, and prefers full sun. Once established, Blue Ice Cypress grows 2 1/2′ – 3′ per year and reaches 30′ tall or better and 8′ – 10′ wide. Space Blue Ice Cypress as close as 5 feet apart for a quick screen.