General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: About 6 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Will sunburn in full sun, does best with some shade.
Uses: Provides winter interest
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Lawson False Cypress
  • Port Orford Cedar
  • Lawson Cypress
Also sold as:
  • White Ice

Photo Gallery
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Sep. 15, 2012

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Date: Feb 3, 2012
Photo taken at Home Grown Gardens Nursery
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Feb 4, 2012 11:08 PM concerning plant:
    Dwarf false cypress with new growth having a very silver color.
    Protect it from after noon sun in hot climates.
    This Chamaecyparis handles pruning well to keep it to the size you want it.
Discussion Threads about this plant
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Stunning trees! by Dani Sep 10, 2012 7:49 PM 3

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