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Chamaecyparis nootkatensis • Alaska-Cedar, Nootka-Cypress, Yellow-Cypress


Yellow cedar is a medium sized tree; growing up to 25 meters tall. It is a western species, occurring mainly near the Pacific Coast. Frequently planted for landscape purposes because of the attractive crown, long sweeping principal branches and drooping secondary branches. It  grows well on deep, slightly acidic, moist soils, usually as single trees, or in small clumps. It is common in old-growth stands at low elevations especially in the mid or north coastal regions.


Evergreen; scale-like, small, up to 3 mm long, dull bluish-green; upper and lower leaves somewhat flattened, with a resin gland; lateral leaves folded and blunt-pointed, or sharp-pointed with tips divergent; pressed against and covering the twig. Leaves on vigorous shoots, elongated, up to 6 mm long, lance-shaped, with slender pointed tips.


Conelets berry-like, about 4 mm long, green, soft; mature during the 2nd season. Mature seed cones globular, stalked hard, whitish-green with a purple tinge, 8-12 mm in diameter; scales 4-6, thick, with a prominent erect triangular projection; umbrella-shaped, with adhering edges when immature; separating and releasing the seeds when mature. Good seed crops every 4 or more years.


Thin, grayish-brown, scaly when young; with age separating into narrow intersecting ridges.

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