Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula' /Alaska Cedar

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'   / Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'
Mature lawn specimen
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Mature lawn specimen

Weeping branches on mature specimen

Pendulous foliage on tips of branches

Fruit on branches of mature trees

Foliage and fruit

Specimen tree at Japanese garden gate in the Birmingham Botanical Garden

Pendulus branchlets with foliage

A mature tree

Tree showing pendulus branches

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Scientific Name: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'
Common Name: Alaska Cedar
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Grows about 1 foot per year. Has grown well in zone 8b where the accompanying photo was taken. Needs excellent drainage both surface and internal. Provide full sunlight. Makes a nice lawn specimen because of the form. Has a strong presence in a landscape.