Penland Tree Farm

Carolina Sapphire Cypress

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Carolina Sapphire is a fast growing conifer great for making a privacy screen. Growing faster than Leyland Cypress, the Carolina Sapphire adds 3′ to 5′ per year and will reach a height around 40 feet.penland_061

Carolina Sapphire CypressThe Carolina Sapphire contrasts well with plants nearby.

The foliage is bluish-gray in color and, also extremely aromatic.

Carolina Sapphire also does better in marginal soils than Leyland cypress.

Has the same longevity of the native red cedar.