Chamaecyparis (False Cypress)

(E=evergreen)

These false cypresses flourish in any soil. Plant from September to November. Many of them used to be called cupressus.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Lawson’s cypress), 75 to 80 ft. in this country on maturity, grows slowly and is usually kept to about 20 ft. It is often referred to as Cupressus lawsoniana, and is a good hedge or screen plant, but the more ornamental kinds are found among its varieties.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, photographed at The ...

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, photographed at The San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

C.l.      allumii – bluish-green foliage and pyramidal in shape.

C.l. fletcheri – bluish-green foliage and pyramidal in shape.

C.l. fraseri, grey-green foliage.

C.l. Stewartii, golden-yellow foliage.

C.l. Triomphe de Boskoop, very blue foliage.

C.l. Versicolor, a variegated form.

In addition there are the following dwarf, slow-growing forms of lawsoniana, obtusa and pisifera, which do not grow to more than 6 ft.

C.l. Ellwoodii, bluish-green foliage.

C.l. Gimbornii, an egg-shaped form.

C.t. Minima aurea, golden ascending foliage, of rounded habit.

C.l.  Minima glauca, blue-grey foliage, a rounded form.

C.  obtuse caespitosa, a bun-shaped cushion.

C.  pisifera filifera aurea, slender golden foliage.

C.p. squarrosa, grey foliage, is bun-shaped.

09. October 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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