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Scientific Name: Cupressus nootkatensis ( syn. Chamaecyparis, Callitropsis )
Pronunciation: kew-PRESS-us noot-kuh-TEN-siss
Common Name: Nootka cypress , yellow cedar
Family Name: Cupressaceae
Plant Type: Conifer
Key ID Features: Leaves fleshy, scale-like; fruit (female cone) is a small, spiky ball.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Pendulous
Form: Pyramidal - narrowly, Weeping
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:15 - 22m
Spread:7 - 10m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant
Additional Info: Google. See separate entry for the Pendula Group.
Nootka cypress , yellow cedar
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Scale-like, Simple
Arrangement: Imbricate, Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Leathery, Prickly
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Deltoid, Rhomboidal
Apices: Acute
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: n/a (male cone)
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Colour (petals): No flowers, Green-yellow
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Mar, Apr

Fruit Type: Cone (winged seeds)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct

Bark Morphology: Stringy
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown, Red

Propagation: Cuttings
Pest Susceptibility: Blight or needle cast, Root rot, Scale insects, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant )
Specific Pests: Stink bugs.
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