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Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Aldrich Mountain' (11/3)
ch: more cold hardy
or: from an isolated population at 5300 ft. in the Aldrich Mts. of Central OR USA. It may become a subspecies when better known.
so: Stanley & Sons Nursery (online catalog 2003)

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Aurea' ('Lutea' misapplied)
ha: pyramidal, usually slower than species typical but never dwarf.
lc: bright yellow in spring, later more greenish-yellow. Not so impressive as most C. lawsoniana golds.
id: 'Lutea' has been confused with it but they are distinct - see below.

'Aureovariegata' - click image to enlarge
Dawes Arboretum. Summer 2003. A nice young plant showing how appealing and bright the chimera can be.

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Aureovariegata'
lc: foliage heavily mottled yellow, bronzy yellow in winter. Chimera is often 30-45% of surface coverage in good clonal selections.

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Aureoviridis'
lc: foliage mix of green and yellowish-green colors
so: probably lost to gardens.

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Boyko's Sundown' (11/3)
so: Stanley & Sons Nursery (online catalog 2003, without description)

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Columnaris'
ha: columnar, narrower, branches thinner, branchlets may be more horizontal
lc: dark green
frq: abundant coning has been reported for this clone.

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Compacta'
ht: 1-2m in many decades
ha: dwarf, dense, globose, often sparsely branched and not always attractive
lc: light green

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Compacta Glauca'
ha: globose, very dense, some shoots very erect
lc: blue-green

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Compacta Viridis'
ha: dwarf, globose
lc: light green
ns: may be a synonym of 'Compacta' and the RHS checklist considers it so now.

'Elegantissima' provisional name - click image to enlarge
Dawes Arboretum. Summer 2003. A questionable Latin name for a pretty plant. It roughly agrees with 'Glauca' and may in time prove
worthy of it's own, illegitimate name.

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Elegantissima' provisional name
ha: narrowly pyramidal
lc: rich glaucous blue-green

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Ericoides'
ha: dwarf
lt: juvenile foliage, needles acuminate to mucronate, linear, densely born
lc: blue-green 

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Glauca'
lc: more glaucous, blue-green than species typical

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Glauca Aureovariegata'
lc: blue-green mottled golden yellow

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Glauca Pendula' ('Pendula Glauca')
ha: weeping, somewhat like 'Pendula' but not always as dramatically or as elegantly
lc: medium blue-green to gray-green, more glaucous than ordinary 'Pendula', not as dark as 'Green Arrow'
ns: dubious Latin name as publication before 1959 seems lacking. It is however a very attractive plant and
ns: surely deserves a new name.
or: Jacobsen (1998) states this name and clone appeared in the OR USA nursery trade about 1987

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Glauca Vera'
ha: compact, pyramidal
lc: dark glaucous blue-green
ll: smaller needles

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Glenmore'
ns: a listed name for a clone from R. More, collected in OK USA. He named many clones including some junipers.

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Globosa'
ns: a listed name, likely illegitimate. Probably an error for one of the dwarf, globose clones

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Gracilis'
ha: globose, dwarf, very dense, smaller than 'Compacta'
lc: dark green - darker than 'Compacta' and 'Compacta Viridis'

'Green Arrow' - click image
US National Arboretum. Spring 2003. Note how very blue it looks in this bright light condition in May.

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Green Arrow'
ht: 10 ft. tall x 2 ft. wide as young plants
ha: highly pendulous, more narrow and arrow-shaped than ordinary 'Pendula'. Main limbs are more steeply angled than 'Pendula'. Very narrow ratio in time.
lc: rich and very dark blue-green to gray-green. It is clearly more glaucous than one popular US clone of
lc: 'Pendula' so the name seems a poor choice.  It is far more dark a glaucous-green than what circulates as 'Glauca Pendula'
or: Gordon Bentham found in forest land on Vancouver Is. BC Canada

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Jubilee'
ha: more narrowly weeping than 'Pendula'
or: Bock Nursery, Canada c. 1978
ns: it is not the x Cupressocyparis cultivar of this name.

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Laura Aurora'
ha: pendulous much as 'Pendula'
lc: sometimes marked yellow or suffused yellow to various degrees. Not always bold or noticable on young nursery plants. 
or: Buchholz & Buchholz Nurdsery, Gaston OR USA before 1993. Named for Laura Buchholz, daughter of the nursery owners.

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Lutea'
ha: branches pendulous - more so than 'Aurea' and not as slow as it
lc: bright yellow at first, later more green

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Moon Shot'
ns: a listed name with the Dawes Arboretum OH USA c. 2003. Description needed.

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Nana'
ha: dwarf
ns: a collective name according to denOuden & Boom, not a single clone. Illegitimate per RHS register. It perhaps based on
ns: C. nutkaensis nana compacta of Barron's 1875 catalog. The name does not appear in modern collection lists (2003).

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Nidifera' (C. lawsoniana 'Nidiformis' in part)
ha: loosely spreading, semi-dwarf, often sparse in parts
lc: dark blue-green above, non-glaucous below

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Nutans'
ha: pyramidal, branches spreading with drooping tips
lc: light blue-green

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'
ht: 75-100 ft. Jacobsen (1998) states the largest plant in the US is probably one of 74 feet tall in Tacoma WA USA.
ha: pendulous, often irregularly, typically with long horizontal or downwardly angled "arms" with branchlets hanging below them
lc: the most common clone in the US is a rich olive green
id: it is a polyclonal cultivar but probably not more than 3 clones overall. The most popular is a rich olive green.

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula Glauca' = 'GLauca Pendula'

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula Aureovariegata' ('Pendula Variegata')
ha: weeping as 'Pendula'
lc: mottled white
in: L. Konijn Nursery, Netherlands c. 1960
ns: given the close introduction time to 1959 it may be risky to conclude the name was not published somewhere prior to 1959.

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula Vera'
ha: more strongly weeping than 'Pendula'

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pyramidalis'
ha: more narrowly pyramidal to columnar, dense

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Strict Weeping' ('Stricta' illegitimate, 'Strict Weeper')
ha: more narrowly (that is, strictly) weeping than 'Pendula'. Many growers prefer this to the wider 'Pendula' for elegance. It is narrow than
ha: 'Green Arrow' from our observation of several plants.
or: Iseli Nursery, OR USA c. 1995

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Tatra'
ha: conical, dense
lc: richer blue than 'Glauca' - probably the best blue clone to date (2003)
lt: foliage of finer texture than 'Glauca'
or: Fr. Machala, Czech Republic
in, so: Bluesterling.com (online catalog 2003)

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Variegata' ('Albovariegata')
lc: foliage mottled white, usually irregularly. Chimera is not stable.

 Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Viridis'
lc: brighter green

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Viridiis Pendula'
ha: pyramidal, tips drooping and sometimes thread-like
lc: bright light green, often a lime green