Alaska Cedar, Nootka False Cypress, Nootka Cypress
Xanthocyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'

Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Xanthocyparis (zan-tho-SIP-a-riss) (Info)
Species: nootkatensis (noot-kuh-TEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Pendula
Synonym:Chamaecyparis nootkatensis
Synonym:Cupressus nootkatensis

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Conifers

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Chartreuse/Yellow

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Louisville, Kentucky

Sumner, Maine

Grand Island, Nebraska

Raleigh, North Carolina

Ashtabula, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio

Defiance, Ohio

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 31, 2010, boppa from Ashtabula, OH wrote:

Grew one at our earlier residence. Grew another at our current residence. Very easy, but they had tendency to lean to one side unless propped with guide slings for the first year or so. We've had our current cedar for eight years. It's very healthy, and no fuss at all.

Positive

On Dec 14, 2008, Lakeside3 from Jacksonville, NC wrote:

Purcahsed in late spring 07 for $79 in Wilmington NC. I pruned a few limbs to promote even growth and good ventilation because the weeping of limbs. Planted southwest in full sun, zone 8. During the summer the tips and edges of foliage exhibit gold in full sun by winter foliage turns emerald green and branches are reddish brown. Pictures from summer to winter 08.