Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii'
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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.