Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Blue Surprise'
Blue Surprise Falsecypress
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Conifer, columnar dwarf, dense, upright erect branches, spiraled habit, may grow 10-20 cm per year and reach 6 ft tall and 1.5 ft wide (1.8 × 0.5 m) in 10 years; leaves are juvenile (thin, sharp needels) and powder blue.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Found as a seedling by Anthony P.J. de Beer in Tilburg, Holland.
- It is advisable that this selection is grafted onto a root stock that is resistant to Phytophthora lateralis, a disease organism that has caused the demise of many Chamaecyparis lawsoniana over the last few decades.