Scientific Name: Cupressus nootkatensis ( syn. Chamaecyparis )
Common Name: Nootka cypress, yellow cedar
Family Name: Cupressaceae
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: 15 - 22m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Pendulous
Form: Pyramidal - narrowly, Weeping
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Scale-like, Opposite, Imbricate, Leathery, Prickly, Glabrous, Deltoid, Rhomboidal, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Green-yellow, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves fleshy, scale-like, and all similar so appearing 4-sided rather than flattened., most 1.5-2.5mm; pollen cones 2-5mm, grayish brown with yellow pollen sacs; seed cones 6-12mm round, spiky with 4-6 thick scales, dark reddish brown; seeds 2-4 per scale, 2-5mm long. <a href ="" target="_blank"></a>