Weeping Alaskan Cedar

June 30, 2009

Xanthocyparis nootkatensis ‘pendula’ or Weeping Alaskan Cedar is a striking evergreen that we find does quite well in the piedmont of NC. It grows to a little more than twenty feet and about 10 to 15 ft wide. Preferring full sun and average soil moisture, this tree demonstrates moderate rate of growth when established. The tree in the photo is twelve yers old. The weeping effect can be subtle in some of the pendulous cultivars;planting several in a grove can be quite effective. Some of the popular cultivars include: ‘Green Arrow’– with a blue-green color to the foliage and a more narrow habit. ‘Van den Aker’ is the most narrow of all – resembles a bean stalk and probably for the collector. Weeping Alaskan cedar can be used as a background plant or as a specimen. Derspite it’s common name, this tree has performed well in the heat and humidity of this region.

weeping Alaskan Cedar in background-12 yrs old

weeping Alaskan Cedar in background-12 yrs old

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