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Commonly known as Lawson cypress, Port Orford cedar

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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 - mature leaves are mid-green and sharply pointed.
  • Height - 15-40m (50-130ft)
  • Spread - 2-5m (6-15ft)
  • Conifer - red-brown bark in rounded, scaly plates. Bears small (less than ½in long) brick-red male cones and reddish-brown female cones to 1cm (½in) across.
  • Hedge - Ideal for hedging
  • Tree
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • 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 - western North America.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - tolerant of chalky soils
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Narrowly columnar -
15-40m (50-130ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-5m (6-15ft)

Buy Varieties of CHAMAECYPARIS

CHAMAECYPARIS lawsoniana 'Ellwood's Gold'  AWARD

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

CHAMAECYPARIS lawsoniana 'Stardust'  AWARD

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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'

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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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