Longing for Lawsons

We’ve long lusted to grow the US West Coast native, Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, but our summer rains cause root disease that take them out at a far too young age. Several years ago, I was thrilled to find a West Coast wholesaler who was grafting these on a disease resistant Lawson cypress root stock. Adhering to our philosophy of nothing venture, nothing gained, we ordered a small array of different cultivars. So far, most have grown beautifully, with only a couple of casualties. Below is our six year-old specimen of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Imbricata Pendula’, that’s still thriving. Since this species of false cypress has such an incredible diversity of forms, we hope these become more widely available for gardeners throughout the country.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Imbricata Pendula’

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