Cupressus nootkatensis 'Strict Weeping'

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  1. dcsteg

    dcsteg Active Member 10 Years

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    Tall, extremely narrow tree with foliage hanging down directly against trunk with only an occasional aberrant branch. Pendulous to the extreme if I would cut the wild horizontal branching at the bottom but I prefer to leave it alone. I have it planted in my garden as a focal plant. Not sure how name tag should read as I see in another thread the species has been changed.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Re: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Strict Weeping'

    Probably it will end up being reverted to Cupressus, meanwhile it doesn't seem to have been settled yet. It's a matter of which opinion prevails, gains wide acceptance. Such things often take years.
     
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    Re: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Strict Weeping'

    I love this tree. I'm new to the conifer world and learning the botanical names as well as Tag Names. I think this a lovely Chamaecyparis Nootkatensis, but what do you mean when you say it might revert to a cupressus.
    What does that look like?

    I have read also, I think at Iseli that the horizontal branch is left to add character or something interesting. Which is good. I guess only can be a problem if it obscures another plant.
     
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    Hi Karalyn,

    Just a name change that's all. Nothing physically to do with the conifer in color or growing habit.
     
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    Re: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Strict Weeping'

    The new book by Bitner has a photo of this in which the bottom branching has become quite broad indeed, so I am not sure it is one of the fully fastigiate cultivars like Van Den Akker or Green Arrow.
     
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    Re: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Strict Weeping'

    I wouldn't expect any of them to not develop a basal skirt, but I haven't studied these narrow forms systematically. I have noticed that labeling in local outlets seems to be mixed up, as is so often the case.
     
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    I have to assume this one is correct. I special ordered it from Iseli and help take it off their truck myself. Still you can't be 100% sure.
    Except for the skirt which extends 2 feet up the trunk all other branches hang straight down. A conifer with a split personality for sure.
     
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    Re: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Strict Weeping'

    Those bottom branches are the beginning of what Bitner's photo shows - not so much a skirt, which word I use to describe foliage spreading on the ground, but rather a wide base made up of those low, wide branches. The whole plant ends up shaped like an alchemist's flask, wide base tapering quickly to a narrow neck. Fascinating that it should have two such different co-existing growth habits.
     
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    ]I got this plant as a rooted cutting directly from Iseli's about 8 years ago. It was then about 5 inches. Now it is 25 ft. tall. It has no significant "skirt" and no horizontal branches. It is a strong plant. The wind is not a problem. I wonder how tall is wil be ultimately? It is my favorite conifer next to my weeping forms of Sciadopitys verticillata. I also grow 'Van den Ak(k)er', 'Green Arrow' etc. 'Strict Weeping' (syn. 'Strict Weeper') is the narrowest form. US Zone 7 with cool summers (Norway).
     
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    Wow, that is amazing! Have I missed your photo of your 'Strict Weeping'? Its getting late so I'll check it out tomorrow. Thanks.
     
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    I'll try to get a photo in a few days. The problem is to get all the tree in one photo.
     
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    Here is a picture-
     

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    Nice picture, thank you!
     

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