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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Minima’

Lawson cypress

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread2m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Leaf ColourYellow shades

Description

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Minima’ (Lawson cypress). A dwarf, rounded, conical evergreen with bluish- green foliage.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Cypress

Origin

North western USA

Interest and use

Year-round interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°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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