Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana Ellwoodii Lawson’s Cypress Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana is commonly known as Lawson’s Cypress and is a family of evergreen conifers native to the Western USA, from the coast up to an altitude of almost 2,000 metres. As conifers, Lawson’s Cypress are very useful, thriving in oceanic climates and well able to withstand strong winds. They are a good choice of ornamental conifer and as a hedging screen in more exposed areas. First introduced in the UK in 1850, when seeds were sent to a nurseryman Peter Lawson in Scotland. Today, there are over 450 cultivars.
The variety Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana Ellwoodii is a slow-growing, large to medium evergreen shrub with a conical habit. It boasts beautiful bluish-green young foliage borne in short, soft sprays. The foliage matures to a grey-green hue and takes on a steely blue shade in the winter. This stunning conifer variety was found in 1915 by G. Ellwood of Swanmore Park UK. Its still popular today, a testament to its many qualities. Holder of the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by Royal Horticultural Society.
Height and Spread of Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana Ellwoodii This is a medium to large shrub but it has a slow-growing habit: in a period of 10 years, Lawson’s Cypress Ellwoodii will achieve a height of up to 1.5 metres, with an eventual maximum height of 6 metres.
How Hardy is Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana Ellwoodii? Fully hardy in all of the UK and Northern Europe, this tough conifer will also tolerate exposed sites and coastal conditions.
How To Use Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana Ellwoodii Ornamental yet very robust, this resilient and eye-catching conifer will be a great addition to any garden. Planted en masse, Lawson’s Cypress Ellwoodii makes a fantastic hedge or a privacy screen with year-round interest. On its own, this conical conifer makes a great specimen plant for a lawn or a striking evergreen addition to a rock garden.
How To Care For Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana Ellwoodii Easy to grow and to care for, Lawson’s Cypress Ellwoodii will do well in most soils, as long as they are moist but well-drained. While this conifer will tolerate chalk soils, it will thrive in slightly acidic soil. Choose a sunny spot in the garden, either sheltered or exposed, for best results.