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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Green Pillar’

Lawson cypress

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height12m to 15m
  • Spread3m to 5m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Green Pillar’ (Lawson cypress). An upright branched, conical conifer. Bright green foliage is tinged with gold when it is spring and has an aroma.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Cypress

Origin

North western USA

Interest and use

Spring interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This is good for hedging as it needs little clipping.

Propagation

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.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, honey fungus may be a problem where young plants are more susceptible.

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