Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Green Arrow'

Weeping Alaskan Yellow Cedar

Cupressus nootkatensis ‘Green Arrow’

Evergreen Conifer, Tree

Outstanding Qualities
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.

Culture Notes
This 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. —Courtesy Great Plant Picks

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average


Size: 180 - 240 tall x 30 - 72 wide
Shape / Form: Columnar / Narrow, Upright, Pendulous / Weeping
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Native Plant, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Specimen, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: canopy
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos