Cupressus

Cupressus nootkatensis ‘Wave’

Cool Alaska cypress broom!
Alaska cypress broom!

About Cupressus nootkatensis ‘Wave’. This interesting Alaskan cypress broom was discovered on a side street in Yakima, Washington, growing on a pendulous Cupressus nootkatensis. The owner did not know the cultivar name but was delighted to learn about his rare oddity and to share scions. We grafted scions on to Thuja understock and the unions were weak. Therefore, we asked our friends, Michael and Paulie Seidel, owners of the Crowfoot Nursery if they would be able to attempt to root cuttings of the potential new cultivar. Paulie now has successfully produced numerous vigorous new plants of this unusual new cultivar, Cupressus nootkatensis ‘Wave’! This cute specimen has curly and “wavy” new growth! The new cultivar is also on display at the Oregon Garden Arboretum in Silverton.

Alaska cypress broom on a pendulous tree on a side street in Yakima Washington.
Cupressus nootkatensis broom on a pendulous tree on a side street in Yakima Washington
Cute Cupressus nootkatensis ‘Wave’ on display at the Oregon Garden Arboretum
‘Wave’ on display at the Oregon Garden Arboretum