Cupressus nootkatensis 'Strict Weeper' / Strict Weeper Nootka cypress

Cupressus nootkatensis 'Strict Weeper' is a tall, extremely narrow tree form of Nootka cypress with foliage hanging down directly against the trunk with only an occasional aberrant branch. This tree is pendulous to the extreme. There are other narrow weeping Nootka cypress, such as 'Green Arrow' and 'Jubilee'; with 'Green Arrow' being most like 'Strict Weeper' and 'Jubilee' being wider than the two. But strictly speaking, 'Strict Weeper' is the skinniest of the three.

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the early 2000s by Iseli Nursery, inc., Boring, Oregon.

Cupressus nootkatensis 'Strict Weeper'
Photo by Iseli Nursery
Cupressus nootkatensis 'Strict Weeper' seen growing in a private garden in Kansas; photo from October 2006.
Photo by David Stegmaier
A vignette of Cupressus nootkatensis 'Strict Weeper' in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden of the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, Boothbay, Maine; photo from 2013
Photo by Sean Callahan
Cupressus nootkatensis 'Strict Weeper' — a closeup of foliage detail, photographed in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden of the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, Boothbay, Maine; photo from 2013.
Photo by Sean Callahan
Cupressus nootkatensis 'Strict Weeper' — photographed in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden of the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, Boothbay, Maine; photo from 2013.
Photo by Sean Callahan
Cupressus nootkatensis 'Strict Weeper' in the Alfond Children's garden just after installation in October 2010.
Photo by Sean Callahan

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