Calflora
Taxon  Report   10729    
Callitropsis nootkatensis  (D. Don) Florin ex D. P. Little
Alaska cedar
Callitropsis nootkatensis
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Callitropsis nootkatensis
© 2015 James Gonsman
Callitropsis nootkatensis
© 2007 Michael Kauffmann
Callitropsis nootkatensis, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
(observation details)



point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Callitropsis nootkatensis
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Family: CUPRESSACEAE  
Genus: Callitropsis
Communities: Red Fir Forest

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis
ICPN + PLANTS: Xanthocyparis nootkatensis
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Cupressus nootkatensis
More information about  Callitropsis nootkatensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).

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