Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Imbricata pendula’

September 25, 2009

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Imbricata pendula' 5 years old in Bahama NC

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Imbricata pendula' 5 years old in Bahama NC

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Imbricata pendula’ This tree is a unique tree-sized green threadleaf. The picture shows one that has been in the ground for 5 years. Lawson’s cypress is not known to grow in the southeast due to root fungus problems. However, there is a disease resistant rootstock that can be used and the results are promising. This cultivar can be successfully grafted on Thuja occidentalis and also Leyland Cypress rootstocks, however over a few years time, the ‘Imbricata pendula’ scion will very much outgrow the rootstock so it is not a satisfactory union. This tree is certainly one for the collector. It is difficult to find in the nursery trade. Only a few specialty nurseries have to tree for sale.

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