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Callitropsis nootkatensis 'Pendula'

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'
  • Xanthocyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'
Phonetic Spelling
kal-ee-trop-sis noot-kuh-TEN-sis
Description

Nootka Cypress is a needled evergreen tree in the cypress family native to the Pacific coast from Alaska to northern California. It has graceful pendulous branches that upsweep at the ends and flattened sprays of gray-green or blue-green foliage. It grows slowly to 30 to 45 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide. The bark on mature trees will exfoliate.

Grow in average moist soils in full sun to partial shade. Use as a specimen tree or along pond and stream edges in the mountainous areas of NC.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Susceptible to beetle borers and spider mites, phytophthora, root rot, and rust.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weeping#evergreen#pendulous#winter interest#needled evergreen
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weeping#evergreen#pendulous#winter interest#needled evergreen
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Callitropsis
    Species:
    nootkatensis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Alaska south to northern California
    Dimensions:
    Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 45 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 46 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Weeping
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Green
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Small green cones in the fall
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Description:
    Inconspicuous separate male and female flowers on the tree.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Scale-like leaves in flat fans
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Green
    Light Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
    Furrowed
    Bark Description:
    Bark Light Green or Light Gray, Exfoliating or Furrowed.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Specimen