Yellow-cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis)


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Type

conifer tree icon

Conifer

Status

species native to Canada

Native

Edible fruit/nut tree?

NO

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis

Common English name: Yellow-cedar

Other names: Alaska-cedar, Nootka-cypress, Nootka false cypress, yellow-cypress

French name: Chamaecyparis jaune

Habitat

This shade-tolerant, slow-growing species grows individually or in clumps with conifers.

Other notes

Mostly found along the Pacific coast.

Hardiness zone(s)

2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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