Variegated Alaska Cedar, (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Variegata') Landscape Tree or Bonsai

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Variegated Alaska Cedar,  (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Variegata,') is a evergreen conifer celebrated for its striking variegated foliage and graceful eye-catching form.

Thriving in full sun to partial shade, the Variegated Alaska Cedar prefers well-drained soil but can adapt to various soil types. It's generally hardy in USDA zones 4 to 7 and zone 8 on the West Coast, displaying resilience against cold temperatures and adapting well to different climates.

This cultivar typically grows into an upright, pyramidal tree, reaching heights of 30 to 40 feet or more, with a spread of 10 to 15 feet. Its striking feature is its foliage, which showcases a mix of green, yellow, and creamy-white variegation, creating a visually stunning effect. The variegation adds depth and interest to the tree's appearance throughout the seasons.

Use as a specimen tree, a hedge, or focal point in landscapes, providing year-round visual appeal. Its unique coloration and graceful form make it an attractive choice for adding interest to garden designs or as an accent in larger landscapes.

Planting Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Variegata' in well-drained soil and providing regular watering, especially during dry spells or the establishment phase, is recommended.