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Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’ (Nootka Cypress)

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

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Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula', Alaska Cedar 'Pendula', Yellow Cedar 'Pendula', Nootka Cypress 'Pendula', Nootka Falsecypress 'Pendula', Callitropsis nootkatensis 'Pendula', Xanthocyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula', Cupressus nootkaensis 'Pendula', Evergreen Tree, Small Conifer

The majestic Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’ (Nootka Cypress) is a medium-sized, evergreen conifer forming a strongly weeping, pyramidal tree. Hanging from spreading branches that sweep upwards at their tips, are long trailing curtains of dark gray-green foliage. 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. This elegant selection is a pleasure to look at year-round and makes an excellent specimen conifer.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities
  • Grows up to 20-35 ft. high (6-10.5 m) and 8-12 ft. (2.4-3.6 m) wide.
  • 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 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.

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 Cupressaceae
Genus Cupressus, Chamaecyparis
Common names Nootka Cypress
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 20' - 35'
(6.1m - 10.7m)
Spread 8' - 12'
(240cm - 3.7m)
Spacing 144" (3.7m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage
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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 Cupressaceae
Genus Cupressus, Chamaecyparis
Common names Nootka Cypress
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 20' - 35'
(6.1m - 10.7m)
Spread 8' - 12'
(240cm - 3.7m)
Spacing 144" (3.7m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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