Cupressus nootkatensis 'Moonshot' / Moonshot Nootka cypress

Cupressus nootkatensis 'Moonshot' is an extremely narrow, large growing, upright weeping selection of Nootka cypress that generally lacks any side branching, only a few subordinate leaders with hanging green branchlets and foliage. After 10 years of growth a mature specimen will measure 6 feet (2 m) tall and 2 feet (60 cm) wide at the base, an annual growth rate of 6 - 8 inches (15 - 20 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the early 2000s by Joe Stupka of Pulaski, Pennsylvania.

Cupressus nootkatensis 'Moonshot' — an attractive cluster of mature plants in Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio.
Photo by Steve Duggins
Cupressus nootkatensis 'Moonshot' in the Harper Collection at Hidden Lakes Gardens, Tipton, Michigan.
Photo by Bill Barger