Also known as
Port Orford cedar, Oregan cedar, Cypress
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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
Propagate by seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).
Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.
Special features of Lawson's Cypress
Other uses of Lawson's Cypress
Hedging, specimen. Year-round interest.