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Weeping Nootka Cypress

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'

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Weeping Nootka Cypress (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula') at Vandermeer Nursery

Weeping Nootka Cypress

Weeping Nootka Cypress

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Weeping Nootka Cypress (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula') at Vandermeer Nursery

Weeping Nootka Cypress

Weeping Nootka Cypress

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Alaska Cedar, Nootka Falsecypress, Xanthocyparis

Description:

A graceful, delicately weeping tree with pendulous branches, more so than the species; a great accent tree for the home landscape

Ornamental Features

Weeping Nootka Cypress is primarily valued in the landscape for its highly ornamental weeping form. It has bluish-green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage remain bluish-green throughout the winter. The shaggy antique red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Nootka Cypress is an open evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Nootka Cypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Weeping Nootka Cypress will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Garden 
Applications
Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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