Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Aurea'
Common name: 
Aurea Alaska Cedar
Pronunciation: 
kam-e-SIP-a-ris noot-ka-TEN-sis
Family: 
Cupressaceae
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
Yes
  • Evergreen conifer, habit similar to the species, shorter and slower growing, branchlets and leaves bright yellow becoming light green.  Possibly confused with 'Lutea', the new growth of which has "moderately suffused yellow" with pendulous branchlets (Jacobson, 1996).  The two cultivars may be confused in commerce.
  • Best in a moist climate.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5     Introduced about 1891 in Germany.
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    branchlets, scale leaves