Category: Tree - Evergreen
Zones: 4 to 7
Size: To 90' tall, much smaller under cultivation
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Dark green leaves, yellow green below, in four rows, scale-like, in flattened sprays. Narrow crown, columnar with horizontal to drooping branches.
Native to Alaska south to northwest California. Introduced in 1850 to Europe but first discovered by Archibald Menzies in 1793.
Published in Novon 12(2): 188 in 2002.
Synonym: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis (D.Don) Spach.
RHS Award of merit in 1978.