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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii' (Lawson Cypress)

Lawson Cypress 'Ellwoodii', 'Ellwoodii' Lawson Cypress, Chamaecyparis 'Ellwoodii', Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwood Blue'


Highly decorative, Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii' (Lawson Cypress) is an upright, evergreen shrub of dense columnar habit with short sprays of soft feathery, silver-blue foliage, turning steel-blue in winter. Slow growing, 1-6 in. (2.5-15 cm) per year. Very versatile, it is a popular choice in a number of gardens. Adding year-round structure, it makes a wonderful specimen plant, adds vertical accent lines to the landscape and is perfect for hedges and screens.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities
  • Grows up to 13-20 ft. tall (390-600 cm) and 5-8 ft. wide (150-240 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, moist, well-drained soils. Tolerant of chalk soils but prefers slightly acidic soil. Protect from strong winds.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or for hedges and screens.
  • Low maintenance, no pruning required.
  • May be affected by honey fungus and Phytophthora root diseases.
  • Propagate by grafting and semi-hardwood cuttings.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Chamaecyparis - False Cypress
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 13' – 20' (3.9m – 6m)
Spread 5' – 8' (150cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Chamaecyparis - False Cypress
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 13' – 20' (3.9m – 6m)
Spread 5' – 8' (150cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden

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