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Lawson's Cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Also known as

Port Orford cedar, Oregan cedar, Cypress

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40m

Max

6m

10m

Min

2m

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Lawson's Cypress Overview

    This is a tall conical tree with pendulous branches native to the humid coastal forests of northwestern USA. Foliage is an attractive bluish to deep green. Planted trees can reach 40 m tall with trunks approx 1.2 m in diameter. It is the parent of many cultivars of any other conifer species. The fast growing bigger varieties will remove nutrients and moisture from the soil around their base, block out sunlight and may well irritate neighbours if planted as boundary hedges.

    Common problems with Lawson's Cypress

    How to propagate Lawson's Cypress

    Seed

    Propagate by seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).

    Cuttings

    Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

    Special features of Lawson's Cypress

    Hedge plant

    Other uses of Lawson's Cypress

    Hedging, specimen. Year-round interest.