The Arizona cypress, or cupressus arizonica, is a coniferous evergreen monoicous tree. It grows fast, up to 20 metres high, and has a conic crown, with rough rounded shoots. Its foliage is greyish-blue and the trunk’s bark is reddish-brown, very attractive. It has fine grain yellowish wood, used as fuel and for carpentry. These trees are highly resistant to drought, tolerate cold weather and even freezing temperatures, and can live in nearly any type of soil. It thrives in dry and calcareous soils.