Cupressus nootkatensis ‘Green Arrow’
weeping Alaskan yellow cedar
Yellow cedar is a beautiful native conifer of the Pacific Northwest, and 'Green Arrow' is an exceptional selection. This clone’s extremely narrow growth habit forms an exclamation point in the garden. Its side branches hang closely against the trunk, especially as they mature. The tree’s silhouette gives the impression of a green arrow rocketing toward the sky. This evergreen is great for small gardens or tight spaces.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: variegated, gold, silver
Great Color Partners: dark green, blue, chartreuse
Culture NotesThis narrow evergreen grows best in full sun but tolerates light and open shade. It adapts to a variety of soils, from sandy sites to clay, provided the location is well-drained. Once established it is very drought tolerant, requiring little to no summer watering even during prolonged droughts. Occasionally a side branch will reach out from the trunk. This often adds interest to the overall shape, but if width is a concern, it can be removed where it joins the main trunk. Pruning is best done in the winter.
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Plant Type: columnar conifer
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 18 ft. 0 in. (5.49 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to open shade
Water Requirements: drought tolerant when established