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Xanthocyparis nootkatensis

Alaska Cedar, Nootka Cypress
Cupressaceae
Evergreen, Trees

Native from Alaska to California. Pyramidal tree to 80 ft. tall and 25 ft. wide at the base. Tiny, scalelike, blue-green to gray-green leaves on drooping branches are arranged in sprays. Is similar to but coarser than Chamaecyparis lawsoniana and stands greater cold and poorer soil. ‘Green Arrow’ is a narrow selection, reaching 35 ft. tall and only a few feet wide. ‘Pendula’, to 30 ft., has weeping branches.

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