Nootka Cypress Chamaecyparis nootkatensis (Cupressaceae) HEIGHT to 30m. Evergreen, forming an elegant conical tree. BRANCHES Slightly upturned with pendulous shoots. LEAVES Tough and scale-like. Unpleasant smell when crushed. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male flowers are yellow. Cones blue in first year, ripening through green to brown. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Discovered near Nootka, on Vancouver Island; occurs elsewhere in Pacific North-west. Intolerant of lime-rich soils. COMMENTS Hardy.
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Nootka Cypress Chamaecyparis nootkatensis (Cupressaceae) HEIGHT to 30m. Evergreen, forming an elegant conical tree. BRANCHES Slightly upturned with pendulous shoots. LEAVES Tough and scale-like. Unpleasant smell when crushed. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male flowers are yellow. Cones blue in first year, ripening through green to brown. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Discovered near Nootka, on Vancouver Island; occurs elsewhere in Pacific North-west. Intolerant of lime-rich soils. COMMENTS Hardy.

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