Scientific Name: Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Common Name: Lawson cypress, Port Orford cypress
Family Name: Cupressaceae
Origin: U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: 15 - 22m x 3 - 4m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Horizontal, Spreading
Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Hedge row, Specimen plant, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Scale-like, Opposite, Imbricate, Prickly, Glandular hairs, Distinctive smell, Rhomboidal, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Red, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Red, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Spiraling, open, glowing tree, nodding leader, branch sprays flat and upright; leaves scale-like, most 2-3mm long, soft, dark green to gold, white X on underside; male cones bright pink at tips of branchlets; pollen cones 2-4mm, red to purple; female cones like soccer ball and 6-9(-12)mm round, (6-)8-10 scales with the apical pair fused; seeds 2-4 per scale, 2-5mm long with wing as broad; seedlings with 2 cotyledons. <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>