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PlantFiles: Alaska Cedar, Nootka False Cypress, Nootka Cypress
Chamaecyparis nootkatensis

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Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chamaecyparis (kam-ee-SIP-a-riss) (Info)
Species: nootkatensis (noot-kuh-TEN-sis) (Info)

Synonym:Xanthocyparis nootkatensis
Synonym:Callitropsis nootkatensis
Synonym:Cupressus nootkatensis

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Category:
Trees
Conifers

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Evergreen
Aromatic

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive keepster On Dec 2, 2003, keepster from Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Conifer (but not a true cedar), evergreen tree, 60-90 ft tall, slender conical, with drooping branches and flattened sprays. Leaves tightly compressed, dark bluish or grayish green. Prefers well-drained, moist soil.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Louisville, Kentucky
Taylorsville, Kentucky
Sumner, Maine
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Jefferson, New York
Cleveland, Ohio
Fredericksburg, Ohio
Grants Pass, Oregon
Schwenksville, Pennsylvania



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