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Lawson False Cypress, Port Orford Cedar

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

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

Shrubs

Trees

Conifers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Green

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Winnetka, Illinois

East Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Peculiar, Missouri

Henderson, Nevada

Dundee, Oregon

Grants Pass, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 28, 2016, ddeemiller from Henderson, NV (Zone 9a) wrote:

There are several cypress types growing in the desert here. I thought I'd try a few of these. They are on their second summer and appear to be doing ok. Those I have are less than a foot tall at this point but seem to do alright as long as they get watered enough in the summer. It's been 112 for the whole week and today is supposed to be 115f. Seem to take the heat ok (just need watering) and since I had them in Oregon as well, take the cold. Think I'm in Sunrise zone 11. hardiness zone 9a

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