|Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon|
'Garden planning in Britain is primarily the study of Lawson Cypress. Other plants are just infilling.' (Alan Mitchell 1996).
|C. lawsoniana 'Erecta Viridis'|
|C. lawsoniana 'Lutea'|
|C. lawsoniana at Icomb Place|
|C. lawsoniana 'Blue Surprise'|
|C. lawsoniana 'Imbricata Pendua' in hoar frost, |
|male cones in early April|
|fruiting cones of C. lawsoniana, early December|
'The tree which is responsible for so much monotonous funereal gloom in suburban parks and gardens is nometheless surpassed in no less than three important aspects. In cultivation it is a great deal more variable than any other conifer, despite being singularly uniform in its native stands. It has yielded cultivars of an extraordinary range of patterns of foliage, textures and every colour which is available to a conifer. It is, with its cultivars, the prime tree in garden layouts for shelter, winter colour, backbone and winter form, for eye-catchers and other colour-features, for cover for birds nesting and roosting. It can also be shaped into topiary. It is bone hardy and grows happily on most soils. It is the ideal, general purpose and ornamental tree, with forms available to suit any space.Garden planning in Britain is primarily the study of Lawson Cypress. Other plants are just infilling.'