Weeping Nootka Cypress

The weeping Nootka cypress, or Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula,’ is a unique and ornamental variety of the Nootka cypress tree. It is known for its distinctive weeping growth habit, with gracefully arching branches that create a cascading effect.

The Appearance

A large evergreen conifer with a narrow, weeping form and drooping branches. It has dark green, scale-like leaves and produces small, round cones.


The Produce

The cones of Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula' measure approximately 1 to 2 inches in length. These small, cylindrical cones, which are brown in colour, have a distinctive pendulous form, hanging elegantly from the branches.


The Flowers

Produces small, inconspicuous flowers in spring, followed by small, round cones.


The Leaves

These elegant, cascading leaves contribute to the unique and graceful appearance of this tree.


The Bark

The bark is reddish-brown and fibrous, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. Commonly found in gardens and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The dense foliage offers excellent cover.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental weeping form and timber. Often planted in gardens and large landscapes.


Fun Facts

Weeping Nootka Cypress is known for its dramatic, weeping branches, which add elegance to gardens and parks.

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