Cupressus arizonica, the Arizona cypress, is a North American species of trees in the cypress family. It is native to the southwestern United States, and in Mexico. In the wild, the species is often found in small, scattered populations.
Arizona Cypress is drought-tolerant, aromatic and often very attractive. It is cultivated in the southern United States as an ornamental and for windbreaks. In some parts of the southwest it is grown as a Christmas tree. This species has also been used in the past locally for rough construction and fencepost. In North America there are 15 species and 15 accepted taxa overall for Hesperocyparis. Worldwide, The Plant List includes 20 species names for Hesperocyparis, all synonyms of Cupressus.