Xanthocyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'
weeping Nootka cypress
'Pendula' is an evergreen conifer forming a medium-sized tree with a narrow crown, with spreading main branches and long trailing curtains of dark green foliage, becoming more gaunt and open with age
Ultimate heightHigher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spreadWider than 8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Columnar upright
- Potentially harmful
- Foliage may cause skin irritation. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Xanthocyparis are evergreen trees with much-branched sprays of small scale-like leaves and roughly spherical cones that mature in two years
- Name status
How to grow
Grows well in moist but well-drained soil. Tolerant of chalk soils but prefers slightly acidic soil. Excellent specimen conifer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Low Maintenance
No pruning required, but shaped subjects, including hedges, will need trimming twice a year.
Prone to aphids
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