Common Name: Lawson cypress
Origin/Ecology: Native to northwest U.S.
Habit: Narrowly pyramidal, dense, growing to 22 m tall, 4 m wide. Top of tree nods.
Leaves: Scales are soft, gold toward outside, bright green toward trunk with white X on underside. Sprays are flat and upright and very soft.
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Flowers and Fruit: Bright pink male cones at tip of branchlets. Soccer ball cones, bluish.
Bark: Plated, deeply fissured, single stem trunk, red-brown.
Water Use, Soil: Well-drained.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
Landscape Uses: Hedge row, specimen, woodland margin.
Limitations: Blight or needle cast, mites, root rot. Needs to be grafted to avoid root kill disease.