Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Green Arrow'

Cedar, Green Arrow Alaskan

This blue-green columnar conifer exhibits an  extremely narrow growth habit and  forms an exclamation point in the garden. Its side branches hang closely against the trunk, especially as they mature. The tree’s silhouette gives the impression of a green arrow rocketing toward the sky. This evergreen is great for small gardens or tight spaces.  Prefers moist, loamy well-drained lime-free soil.  Prune only dead or damaged branches. 


15 ft


2 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Cedar, Green Arrow Alaskan Growing and Maintenance Tips

This narrow evergreen grows best in full sun but tolerates light and open shade. It adapts to a variety of soils, from sandy sites to clay, provided the location is well-drained. Once established it is very drought tolerant, requiring little to no summer watering even during prolonged droughts. Occasionally a side branch will reach out from the trunk. This often adds interest to the overall shape, but if width is a concern, it can be removed where it joins the main trunk. Pruning is best done in the winter

Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Green Arrow' Characteristics


  • Evergreen
  • Specimen

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant