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Lawsons Cypress Ellwoodii in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii'

 

Lawson's Cypress 'Ellwoodii'

Chamaecyparis is a genus of medium-sized to large conifer trees with needle-like juvenile leaves on young seedlings up to a year old, and scale-like adult leaves. The foliage grows in flat sprays. Many species are grown as ornamental trees with a variety of cultivars available with different traits from dwarf varieties to golden foliage varieties. 'Ellwoodii' is an upright, columnar cypress. The attractive blue-grey leaves have a soft feathery look, particularly on the new growth in spring.

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plant Features
  • Lawsons Cypress Ellwoodii likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Lawsons Cypress Ellwoodii likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Lawsons Cypress Ellwoodii is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Lawsons Cypress Ellwoodii likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Lawson's Cypress 'Ellwoodii'

Latin name

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii'

type

Coniferous tree

family

Cupressaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lawsons Cypress Ellwoodii likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Lawsons Cypress Ellwoodii is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Lawsons Cypress Ellwoodii likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Lawsons Cypress Ellwoodii likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lawsons Cypress Ellwoodii is 20.00meters x 60.00meters 20.00 M 60.00 M

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii'

Chamaecyparis is a genus of medium-sized to large conifer trees with needle-like juvenile leaves on young seedlings up to a year old, and scale-like adult leaves. The foliage grows in flat sprays. Many species are grown as ornamental trees with a variety of cultivars available with different traits from dwarf varieties to golden foliage varieties. 'Ellwoodii' is an upright, columnar cypress. The attractive blue-grey leaves have a soft feathery look, particularly on the new growth in spring.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Chamaecyparis tolerates alkaline soil but thrives in moist, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soil in full sun. It is unhappy in waterlogged soils. Soak the root ball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root ball or pot. Mix an organic soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established. Use a good quality potting compost for container growing of dwarf varieties. Repot each spring to a container 2” (5cm) larger in diameter if a larger sized plant is desired.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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