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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Pembury Blue' (Lawson Cypress)

Lawson Cypress 'Pembury Blue', 'Pembury Blue' Lawson Cypress, Chamaecyparis 'Pembury Blue'


Regarded as the bluest of the Lawson Cypress cultivars, Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Pembury Blue' is a majestic, evergreen conifer forming a medium-sized, broadly conical tree. Its elegant, pendulous sprays of bright silvery-blue foliage scream for attention year round. It is of moderate growth, 6-12 in. (15-30 cm) per year. A popular choice in a number of gardens, this cultivar is ideal for providing year-round structure. It makes a wonderful specimen plant, adds accent vertical 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 8-10 ft. tall (240-300 cm) and 4-5 ft. wide (48-60 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 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
  • 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, Trees
Plant Family Chamaecyparis - False Cypress
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
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 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, Trees
Plant Family Chamaecyparis - False Cypress
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
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 Traditional Garden

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