Cupressus nootkatensis 'Glauca' / blye Nootka cypress

Cupressus nootkatensis 'Glauca' is a pyramidal tree form of Nootka cypress that closely resembles the species. It has dense, short branches, blue-green foliage, and bears an abundance of seed cones from a young age. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 to 16 feet (3 - 4 m) tall and 6 feet (2 m) an annual growth rate of more than one foot (30 cm).

The is an old cultivar within the nursery trade and is of unknown origin. It is thought to have been first introduced in Germany, having first been described in 1858 by Ferdinand von Müller.

Cupressus nootkatensis 'Glauca' at the Harper Collection of Dwarf & Rare Conifers at Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Michigan, 2005.
Photo by Dax Herbst
Cupressus nootkatensis 'Glauca' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Ernie Wiegand