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CHAMAECYPARIS

Commonly known as False cypress

Cypresses have 5 species giving rise to numerous cultivars, many dwarf or slow-growing and suitable for rock gardens or bonsai.

The scented wood is used for coffins and temple construction in Japan and C. lawsoniana (Port Orford cedar) is also a favoured timber for guitar soundboards. This species is seriously threatened by Phytophthora lateralis, an introduced pathogen, which invades the roots.

Genus of 5 species of monoecious, evergreen conifers from forests in Taiwan, Japan and North America.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - adult leaves are scale-like and in flattened sprays.
  • Conifer - grown as specimen trees and hedges. Some cultivars are slow-growing or dwarf, suitable for rock gardens or bonsai.
  • Tree
  • Full sun
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - Phytophthora root rot, honey fungus, Coryneum canker.
  • Place of origin - Taiwan, Japan, North America.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - tolerant of chalky soils
  • Neutral to acid soil

Buy Varieties of CHAMAECYPARIS

CHAMAECYPARIS lawsoniana 'Ellwood's Gold'  AWARD

CHAMAECYPARIS lawsoniana 'Ellwood's Gold'  >


Commonly known as: Lawson cypress, Port Orford cedar.
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each

CHAMAECYPARIS lawsoniana 'Stardust'  AWARD

CHAMAECYPARIS lawsoniana 'Stardust'  >


Commonly known as: Lawson cypress, Port Orford cedar.
Large only £35.00 each

CHAMAECYPARIS pisifera 'Boulevard'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Sawara cypress.
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each

CHAMAECYPARIS thyoides 'Rubicon'

CHAMAECYPARIS thyoides 'Rubicon'  >


Commonly known as: White cypress.
(Syn. 'Red Star') - a compact conifer with a conical habit. Blue-green needle-like foliage turns an intense plum-purple in autumn
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each

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