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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Lutea’

Lawson cypress

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height6m to 20m
  • Spread2m
  • Growth HabitPyramidal
  • Leaf ColourMedium green, yellow
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Lutea’ (Lawson cypress). A tall narrow pyramidal variety with light or dark green foliage.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Tree

Other common names

Cypress

Origin

North western USA

Interest and use

Hedging, specimen. Year-round interest.

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  • Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Lutea’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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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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