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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


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
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CHAMAECYPARIS lawsoniana 'Stardust'  AWARD

CHAMAECYPARIS lawsoniana 'Stardust'  >

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

CHAMAECYPARIS pisifera 'Boulevard'  AWARD

CHAMAECYPARIS pisifera 'Boulevard'  >

Commonly known as: Sawara cypress.
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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