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Plants We Love

Weeping Alaskan Cedar
(Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula')

Weeping Alaskan Cedar has long been a favorite for the striking weeping habit in a plant that is strongly pyramidal. The combination of branches that point up and out with their weeping branchlets is a unique look that is hard to match with any other tree in our region. Here are some additional facts;

  • Will grow medium slowly to 30 - 45 feet tall but only 10 -15' wide.
  • Evergreen
  • Is actually a Cypress not a Cedar
  • Mildly deer resistant - can be damaged in severe deer situations
  • Makes a great specimen plant or a uniquely beautiful hedging/screening tree.
  • With only a 15' spread and a medium slow growth rate can be used as a corner piece near a home or office (keep it at least 10 feet away from the structure - 15'+ is even better).
  • A great way to screen a neighbor.
  • On larger properties dotting or massing this tree on the border of the property can create some stunning visual effects as well as providing the screening. This is a tree that can really grab your eye.
  • Upright branches tolerate snow loads reasonably well.
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Weeping Alaskan Cedar In Our Springfield Yard
Weeping Alaskan Cedar In Our Springfield Yard
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