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  • Date Photo Taken

    03 / 04 / 2017

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    New Jersey

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    dana Maczuga


Tree lives in northeastern New Jersey. I’ve never seen one like it. Tall, narrow, weeping, evergreen. Would love to have one of my own.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    More on Alaskan cypress.

    April 27th, 2017 at 5:15pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    I’m not an expert in the conifer genera, and Googling this type of conifer often yields more confusion dues to mislabeling in the commerce. Again, I’m not a confer expert, and could only suggesting this perhaps a cultivar of the Alaska yellow cedar (it is not a cedar), Alaska cypress, and Nootka cypress, it was renamed from Chamaecyparis nootkatensis to Xanthocyparis nootkatensis (The American conifer Society has it listed as Cupressus nootkatensis). According to sources it is also often confused with cultivars of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Lawson Falsecypress/Port Orford Cedar). Scroll down to the Chamaecyparis lawsoniana & Chamaecyparis nootkatensis section and click on plant habit, branchlets, cones, trunk, bark etc… images of both species to compare. To my eyes and still guessing, yours looks like Alaska yellow cedar (C. nootkatensis)? Best you take these photos to garden centers to find a conifer cultivar that matches with this particular tree. You could also have its ID by a local Conifer Society. Best wishes!

    April 27th, 2017 at 5:12pm

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