Because the blue Nootka falsecypress (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Glauca’) has small, brown, soccer-shaped cones growing from its branch tips, it belongs to the conifer family. Its ever-present leaves, which are small and scale-like, decorate its drooping branchlets. The branchlets are reddish-orange and somewhat curled. The leaves are blue-green on top but paler beneath. The cone is shaped like a soccer ball. The tree ranges in height from 30 to 50 feet and 10 to 15 feet in width. A slow grower, it favors the sun and retains a pyramidal shape around a strong central leader stem. The tree is native to northwest North America.