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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Intertexta’

Lawson cypress

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height14m to 17m
  • Spread6m to 9m
  • Growth HabitTall thin oval
  • Leaf ColourGrey green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Intertexta’ (Lawson cypress). A weeping conifer with an aroma. Foliage is grey-green shaped in lax, pendulous sprays. Trees when old, tend to grow columnar with some splayed branches.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Conifer

Other common names

Cypress

Origin

North western USA

Interest and use

Hedging, specimen. Year-round interest.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They are tolerant of chalky soils but grow best in moist but well drained neutral to slightly acid soil. If the conifer produces more than one leader, to maintain the general conical habit remove all but one leader. To restrict the height of the plant, the leader can be cut back.

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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