Cupressus lusitanica 'Blue Swirl'
Blue Swirl Mexican Cypress
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Evergreen shrub/tree, a flat bun then becoming more upright, compact dwarf, about 10 ft (3 m) tall and 3 ft (1 m) in 10 years, foliage is fern-like and green-blue, some purple color in winter.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 8 Introduced about 1986, it was a seedling off of 'Mossvale' that was selected by Peter Nitschke, Hahndorf, South Australia.
- Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden - Conifer Garden (In 2005 the plant was mislabeled as the species Cupressus lusitanica).