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Alaska Cedar
Callitropsis nootkatensis
  
About Alaska Cedar (Callitropsis nootkatensis) Nurseries Show All Photos Nootka Cypress (Callitropsis nootkatensis), formerly Cupressus nootkatensis, Xanthocyparis nootkatensis or Chamaecyparis nootkatensis, is a cypress (Cupressaceae) with a chequered taxonomic and nomenclatural history. This species goes by many common names including Nootka Cypress, Yellow Cypress, and Alaska Cypress. Even though it is not a true cedar, it is also often confusingly called "Nootka Cedar", "Yellow Cedar", "Alaska Cedar", or even "Alaska Yellow Cedar". Its name derives from its discovery on the lands of a First Nation of Canada, the Nuu-chah-nulth of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, who were formerly referred to as the Nootka.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Tree

Max. Height
65.6 - 98.4 ft (20 - 30 m)

Native Status
Natural Setting
Sun
Part Shade

Elevation ?
129' - 7039'

Annual Precip. ?
47.3" - 153.4"

Summer Precip. ?
1.32" - 5.65"

Coldest Month ?
36.2° F - 44.8° F

Hottest Month ?
52.4° F - 67.7° F

Humidity ?
0.30 vpd - 15.07 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Alaska Cypress, Nootka Cypress, Yellow Cypress



Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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