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Xanthocyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Tree or Conifer

Habit

Columnar/Upright

Toxicity

Foliage may cause skin irritation

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

Higher than 12 metres

Ultimate spread

wider than 8 metres

Time to ultimate height

20-50 years


Preferred common name

weeping Nootka cypress

Family

Cupressaceae


Xanthocyparis are evergreen trees with much-branched sprays of small scale-like leaves and roughly spherical cones that mature in two years

'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

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grows well in moist but well-drained soil. Tolerant of chalk soils but prefers slightly acidic soil. Excellent specimen conifer

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by grafting and semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required, but shaped subjects, including hedges, will need trimming twice a year.

Pests

Prone to aphids

Diseases

May be affected by honey fungus and phytophthora root diseases