Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Nidifera' Small Spreading Alaskan Cedar
AKA Cupressus nootkatensis 'Nidifera'
Small Spreading Alaskan Cedar
'Nidifera' is quite unique for an Alaskan Cedar as the branching is more refined and showy with grey-green feathery foliage. When staked upright at early age it is said that this Alaskan cedar selection creates a spreading conical shape rare reaching higher than 8ft in height. Others describe the form as more spreading and shorter, which I can only guess is leaving this selection unstaked creating its natural form. When grown this way 'Nidifera' may reach 4-5 ft in height by 5-6 ft in width in 10 years. 'Nidifera' was found in the late 1800's by the Rovelli Brothers in Italy.
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