Nootka false cypress

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Nootka false cypress (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula')
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Synonyms:  Cupressus nootkatensis
Genus:  Chamaecyparis
This is a conical tree with drooping branches and vertical, flattened sprays of bluish green to dark green foliage. This graceful cultivar has upward-curved branches with drooping branchlets and an open crown when mature. Male cones are ovoid, brownish green, and 1/8 inches long. Female cones are green, 1/2 inch long, with a recurved central hook on each scale, maturing in spring.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Native from Alaska to Oregon, it is a common tree in the cool, moist environments of the Pacific Northwest and the East Coast, but also tolerates hot, dry conditions, such as those of the Lower Plains.
Care:  Protect from drying south-westerly winds. Tolerates alkaline soil but thrives in moist, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soil in full sun.
Propagation:  Root semi-ripe cuttings in late summer. Dwarf cultivars should be grafted in late winter or spring.
Problems:  Spruce mite, twig blight, root rot, needle blights.

Overview

Height
Over 30 ft.
Spread
15 ft. to 30 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Type
Trees

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