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Callitropsis nootkatensis

'Pendula'


Weeping Falsecypress, Weeping Alaska Cedar.




Origin:  Alaska to Washington, the Cascades to Oregon. Pendula is of horticultural origin. Callitropsis has undergone several name changes from Chamaecyparis to Xanthocyparis to Callitropsis.
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A commonly planted landscape tree, however used in the correct situation, a tree with class. Variable forms, so choose carefully.



Michael Pascoe, NDP., ODH., CLT., MSc. (Plant Conservation)

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Family
Cupressaceae
Genus
Callitropsis
Species
nootkatensis
Cultivar
'Pendula'
Category
Woody
Type
Tree (evergreen)
Pronunciation
USDA Hardiness Zone
5 - 8
Canadian Hardiness Zone
5
Temperature (°C)
-23 - (-26)
Temperature (°F)
-10 - (-20)
Height
10 m
Spread
6 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
September
General Description
Graceful, elegant tree with pendulous branches. More recently referred to as Xanthocyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'.
Landscape
Commonly used as a focal point, makes any landscape look majestic all year-round, especially in the winter season. Never have more than one in a setting; it gets to be too much.
Cultivation
Prefers a moist, well drained soil and needs protection from wind.
Shape
Pyramidal to weeping.
Growth
Medium
ID Characteristic
Pendulous branches and upright habit.
Pests
None serious.
Habitat
Horticultural origin.
Bark/Stem Description
Plated exfoliating, exposing reddish-orange on old bark, wind may strip this thin later off. New bark is silvery grey and is shiny.
Flower/Leaf Bud Description
Leaf tips have new scales waiting to emerge into a full scale.
Leaf Description
Scale-like, alternate with one scale on each side of the leaf branchlet, new shoots are dark green with a of them portion with flowers on the ends of each tip.
Flower Description
Pollination occurs from March- May. Pistillate and staminate flowers are about 3 mm in size with the staminate flowers borne at the end of the leaf tips.
Fruit Description
Dark reddish-purple about 5 mm in diameter, usually about 3-5 grouped in the same general area, spherical, with about 3 awl-like hooks coming off them.
Colour Description
Dark green in full-sun but often lighter in colour in partial shade. The green stands out in the winter, because branches shed the snow, thus making it a dominant accent in the landscape.
Texture Description
Soft to the touch when you run your hand along the leaf tips in the spring the seed pods drop off and hit the branches below making a trickling sound. A medium textured plant.
Notable Specimens
The A.M. Cuddy Gardens, Strathroy, Ontario, Canada. The Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
Propagation
They can be produced by seed, with a warm incubation period at about 5°C . Root by cuttings usually taken between late winter and early spring treated with indole butyric acid placed in perlite or peat moss; can also be grafted.
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