Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'PENDULA'

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis
Chamaecyparis nootkatensis  'PENDULA'
Nootka cypress
SIZE/TYPE tall tree
USUAL HEIGHT 6-10m
USUAL WIDTH 3-5m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Conifers
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Weeping forms of nootka cypress are darlings among conifers. Their unique structure makes the tree look like a conifer with veils. Pendula is a variety where the main branches are horizontal and deflected, lateral branches are 100% drooping. New growths are thread-like, covered with medium green, scale-like needles with blue-green hues.

We know that the species comes from North America (Alaska, British Columbia) but we found the botanists puzzled when they are to name it correctly. It appears that the plant hybridizes readily with anything willing to cross hence the difficulties with its classification. Formerly it was called cupressus, later xanthocyparis, now we believe that chamaecyparis is the right thing, but some foresee its future as callitropsis.

Weeping nootka cypress is not a tiny piece but a show-stopping specimen. Adult plants in gardens reach 6 to 10 m tall, but those in parks and arboretums with unlimited space for root system can grow twice as much. It dislikes air pollution. Once established it does not require any care and is disease resistant. It prefers moist, slightly acidic soil but is adaptable to almost all types of soil. Fully hardy to -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 10-01-2008, 08-09-2019
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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