Raywoods Weeping Cypress

August 4, 2010

Cupressus glabra 'Raywood's weeping'

Sometimes a tree enters the market and there is much excitement over the prospect of the ‘new’ tree. After a few years, a more realistic appraisal of the tree’s value emerges. I had grown disillusioned over the very blue weeping arizona cypress called ‘Raywood’s weeping’. It often grows too fast to be self-supporting. Lower branches can brown out when grown in a pot. Yesterday, when I visited a wonderful garden in Greenwood, VA. I saw a pair of these trees that had been purchased from my nursery about four years ago. They are not staked and are self supporting. The lesson here is that cultural factors can make a huge factor in the outcome of a tree.


One Response to “Raywoods Weeping Cypress”

  1. Catherine said

    What do you mean by “cultural factors” with the Raywoods Weeping tree?

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