Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’ (Wild variety: western North America)
Habit: Picturesque, small to medium tree, 8-12 (15) m tall, 3-5 m wide, loose, asymmetrical, conical crown; branches arching upwards, twigs hanging down like a mane; slow-growing, 10-20 cm a year.
Fruits: Small, round cones up to 1 cm thick, initially bluish green, later brown; much fruit.
Leaves: Scales pale dark green; with a pungent aromatic smell.
Roots: Shallow, sensitive to compaction and injury.
Demands: Sunny to slightly shady, cool and humid, frost hardy.
Soil: Fresh to moist, sensitive to heat and drought; slightly acidic to alkaline; well-drained, somewhat nutritious, sandy-gravelly, loamy substrates.
Our tip: This attractive habit only tolerates dwarf or small shrubs that emphasise its picturesque habit as neighbours.
Hardiness: Zone 5b