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  • Eventual height: 8m
  • Eventual spread: 1.8m

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ivonne'

Lawson's cypress

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
3 litre pot £19.99
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained neutral to slightly acid soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This recently introduced conifer is said to have a better resistance to diseases than many of the other forms, and this, combined with its soft, fern-like sprays of yellow-green leaves makes it a popular option. A slow-growing growing plant, it will eventually form a slender column, which looks luminous when the temperatures drop and its colour intensifies to rich gold. Weave is through the border, pot it up, or use it to create a beautiful screen.

  • Garden care: Apply a generous layer of mulch around the base of the plant (avoiding the immediate crown) in late winter. Pruning is not usually necessary, however any shoots that ruin the symmetry of the plant can be removed in autumn.
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