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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Minima Aurea' (Lawson Cypress)

Lawson Cypress 'Minima Aurea', 'Minima Aurea' Lawson Cypress, Chamaecyparis 'Minima Aurea', Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Roger's Gold'


Highly popular, Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Minima Aurea' (Lawson Cypress) is a dwarf, evergreen shrub of conical habit, with dense, stunning, golden-yellow foliage ascending in flat sprays. Its brilliant color is at its best when grown in a sunny location. Slow growing, 1-6 in. (2.5-15 cm) per year, the small stature of this attractive Lawson Cypress makes it perfect for sunny borders, rock gardens or containers where it adds year-round color and structure.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities
  • Grows up to 20-32 in. tall (50-80 cm) and 14-20 in. wide (35-50 cm) after 10 years.
  • 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, city gardens, cottage gardens, rock gardens or for containers.
  • Low maintenance, no pruning required.
  • May be affected by honey fungus and Phytophthora root diseases.
  • Propagate by grafting and semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Native from southern Oregon to northern California

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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 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
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, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, 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 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 20" (50cm)
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, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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