• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing to 30 to 45 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide. Larger with age.
    Key Feature:
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Does not flower
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kam-e-SIP-a-ris noot-ka-TEN-sis
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:3 - 6, 15 - 17
    Growth habit:Pyramidal, Weeping
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to 30 to 45 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide. Larger with age.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Does not flower
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide average to enriched, well-drained soil. Protect from drying winds. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Withstands drought, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Chamaecyparis nootkatensis, commonly called Nootka cypress, Alaska-cedar or yellow cypress, is native to North America, specifically along the Pacific Coast from southeastern Alaska to northern California. Its natural habitat is most often in the moist, lower-lying areas along streams and ravines.