About Alaska Cedar
Nootka Cypress is a needled evergreen tree in the cypress family native to the Pacific coast from Alaska to northern California. It grows slowly to 30 to 45 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide. The bark on mature trees will exfoliate.
Also known as
Cupressus nootkatensis, Nootka Cypress, Chamaecyparis nootkatensis, Xanthocyparis nootkatensis, yellow cypress, Alaska cypress, Nootka cedar, yellow cedar, Alaska cedar and Alaska yellow cedar
How to care for Alaska Cedar
How often to water your Alaska Cedar
Alaska Cedar needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Alaska Cedar in your home
Alaska Cedar may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Indianapolis, Indiana ⛅.
How to fertilize Alaska Cedar
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Alaska Cedar after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Alaska Cedar is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Alaska Cedar will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Alaska Cedar can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Care Summary for Alaska Cedar
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 3ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Indianapolis, Indiana, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.