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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Silver Threads' (Lawson Cypress)

Lawson Cypress 'Silver Threads', 'Silver Threads' Lawson Cypress, Chamaecyparis 'Silver Threads'


Sparkling like a jewel in the garden, Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Minima Silver Threads' (Lawson Cypress) is a dwarf, evergreen shrub of narrow pyramidal habit, with green needlelike foliage adorned with white and golden flecks. Slow growing, 2-4 in. (5-10 cm) per year, the small stature of this attractive Lawson Cypress makes it perfect for small gardens where it adds year-round color and structure.

  • Grows up to 3-5 ft. tall (90-150 cm) and 30 in. wide (75 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 or cottage gardens.
  • 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 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 30" (75cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, 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 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 30" (75cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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