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Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Green Arrow' (Nootka Cypress)

Nootka Cypress 'Green Arrow', Alaska Cedar 'Green Arrow', Yellow Cedar 'Green Arrow', Nootka Falsecypress 'Green Arrow', Xanthocyparis nootkatensis 'Green Arrow', Cupressus nootkaensis 'Green Arrow'


Quite majestic, Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Green Arrow' (Nootka Cypress) is a medium-sized, evergreen conifer of extremely narrow growth habit, forming an exclamation point in the landscape. Hanging from strictly weeping branches that hang closely against the trunk, are long trailing curtains of blue gray-green foliage. When well sited, this Nootka Cypress is fast-growing and may easily add 20 in. (50 cm) in height per year. A pleasure to look at year-round, this elegant selection makes an excellent specimen conifer. Perfect for small gardens.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities
  • Grows up to 18-35 ft. high (5-11 m) and 2-5 ft. wide (60-150 cm) .
  • 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

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
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 18' – 35' (5.4m – 10.5m)
Spread 2' – 5' (60cm – 150cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
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 18' – 35' (5.4m – 10.5m)
Spread 2' – 5' (60cm – 150cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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