• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 30 to 45 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide; larger with age.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Weeping Specimen
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • 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; reaches 30 to 45 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide; larger with age.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Garden styleRustic
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Arborvitae (Thuja); Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia); Dwarf Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus 'Nana'); Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide deep, average to enriched, slightly acidic, fast draining soil. Protect from drying winds. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply 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.
  • 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.