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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Wissel's Saguaro'

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Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chamaecyparis (kam-ee-SIP-a-riss) (Info)
Species: lawsoniana (law-soh-nee-AY-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Wissel's Saguaro

Category:
Shrubs
Trees
Conifers

Height:
Unknown - Tell us

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Blue-Green

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive sladeofsky On Jan 27, 2015, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

If you like it a little weird, this is for you. Columnar central leader with occasional horizontal branches that bend strictly upright giving it the form of a Saguaro cactus. Truly among the most intriguing and unique conifers ever introduced!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Silver Spring, Maryland



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