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Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Aurea' (Nootka Cypress)

Nootka Cypress 'Aurea', Alaska Cedar 'Aurea', Yellow Cedar 'Aurea', Nootka Falsecypress 'Aurea', Callitropsis nootkatensis 'Aurea', Xanthocyparis nootkatensis 'Aurea', Cupressus nootkaensis 'Aurea'


Quite stunning, Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Aurea' (Nootka Cypress) is a tall evergreen conifer forming a dense, slender, pyramidal tree with drooping, flat sprays of scale-like, golden foliage. Lemon yellow during spring growth, the foliage gradually turns to yellow-green. When well sited, this Nootka Cypress is fast growing and may easily add one or more feet (> 30 cm) in height and width per year. A pleasure to look at year-round, this elegant selection makes an excellent specimen conifer.

  • Grows up to 30-50 ft. high (9-15 m) and 8-15 ft. (2.4-4.5 m) wide.
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, moist, well-drained soils. Tolerant of chalk soils but prefers slightly acidic soil. Appreciates some afternoon shade in in the southern part of its range.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant.
  • Low maintenance, no pruning required.
  • May be affected by honey fungus and Phytophthora root diseases. Watch for aphids
  • Propagate by grafting and semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Native from Alaska south to British Columbia and south along the Cascade Mountains to northern California.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, A2, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Cupressus - Cypresses, Chamaecyparis - False Cypress
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 30' – 50' (9m – 15m)
Spread 8' – 15' (240cm – 4.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, A2, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Cupressus - Cypresses, Chamaecyparis - False Cypress
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 30' – 50' (9m – 15m)
Spread 8' – 15' (240cm – 4.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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