Cupressus nootkatensis 'Tatra' / Tatra Nootka cypress

Cupressus nootkatensis 'Tatra' is a broadly conical, very densely branched, multi-stemmed tree-form of Nootka cypress with exceptional blue foliage, arguably the best blue selection in this species. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 to 7.5 feet (2 - 2.5 m) tall and nearly as wide, an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in 1975 by F. Machala of Žehušice Nursery, Czech Republic.

Cupressus nootkatensis 'Tatra' — a nice mature specimen.
Photo by Bill Barger
Cupressus nootkatensis 'Tatra' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger