About This Plant

The Lawson cypress, or Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, is an evergreen tree native to the Pacific Northwest of North America. It’s prized for its graceful appearance, with dense foliage of scale-like leaves in varying shades of green, blue, and grey. Used both for its ornamental beauty in landscaping and in timber production, it’s known for its adaptability and resilience in different growing conditions.

The Story


The Lawson Cypress is characterised by its flattened, scale-like leaves that arrange in sprays along its branches. The leaves are soft to the touch and feature an appealing blue-green to dark green colour, providing an elegant and distinctive appearance.


The Lawson Cypress produces small, spherical cones that are typically less than an inch in diameter. These cones feature distinctive scales and may have a slightly waxy coating.
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