Lawson false cypress Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii' Photo/Illustration: Chris Curless 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Lawson false cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii') kam-ah-SIP-ar-iss law-so-nee-AY-nah Synonyms: Cupressus lawsoniana Genus: Chamaecyparis This plant has a cypress-like, densely conical form with erect feathery branches of ovate blue-gray juvenile leaves. Oblong male cones emerge bluish black, opening brick red. Female cones are wrinkled and reddish brown, to one half-inch. A native of western North America, it is a very popular species since it is highly adaptable. Care: Thrives in moist, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soil in full sun. Prune dead branches if needed, but do not cut into old wood. Propagation: Root semi-ripe cuttings in late summer. Dwarf cultivars should be grafted in late winter or spring. Problems: Spruce mite, twig blight, root rot, needle blights. Overview Height 6 ft. to 10 ft. Growth Pace Slow Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium to Wet Maintenance Low Characteristics Native, Showy Foliage Foliage Color Evergreen Uses Specimen Plant/Focal Point Seasonal Interest Winter Interest Type Trees Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii'View the discussion thread.