Yellow Cypress

Cupressus nootkatensis

In the northeast triangle there is a Cupressus nootkatensis, also called yellow cypress or yellow cedar, as described in the Wikipedia entry here.
Yellow cypress in the northeast triangle
Yellow cypress factoids:
  • This plant is not a cedar, in the genus Cedrus like our Cedar of Lebanon, but a cypress in the family Cupressaceae.
  • The nootkatensis refers to its first discovery by Europeans on the lands of the Nuu-chah-nulth people near Vancouver, Canada. These people were formerly called the Nootka.
  • It is an evergreen conifer, with the cones looking like round, small, spiked berries.
  • Our specimen's pendulous or weeping growth habit makes it look sad.
Flattened scaly needles/leaves with round spiky berries or cones

Matthias Baldwin Park 

423 N 19th St 

Philadelphia, PA 19130

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