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Commonly known as Lawson cypress, Port Orford cedar
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.
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
Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
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 -
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