Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii'
Common name: 
Ellwood Falsecypress
Pronunciation: 
kam-e-SIP-a-ris la-so-ni-A-na
Family: 
Cupressaceae
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
Yes
  • Conifer, evergreen shrub, 6-10 ft (1.8-3 m), narrowly upright, conical, densely arranged and ascending branches, thin blue-green branchlets.   Leaves have a needle-awl-form (i.e., tapering to a slender stiff point), blue-green, becoming steel blue in fall.   (Reminiscent of a Juniper.)
  • May "come apart" with age and, unfortunately, require being tied up.  More or less dwarfed if grown from cuttings, but more vigorous and tree-like if grafted (Jacobson, 1996).
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5      Named for the head gardener, G. Ellwood, at Swanmore Park, Great Britain, where it originated as a seedling before1929.
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