Lawson Cypress ‘Columnaris Glauca’
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Columnaris Glauca’ or Lawson cypress ‘Columnaris Glauca’ is an evergreen coniferous tree with a wide range of useful properties that make it ideal for hedging purposes. Lawson cypress ‘Columnaris Glauca’ has a columnar growth habit and exhibits sprays of flat, blue-grey foliage with a characteristic scent. The bluish colour is especially bright in spring and summer. The densely packed scale-like foliage make this cultivar great for screening hedges, but it will take a couple of years for it to create a dense screen. Specimen trees are very ornamental and can grow up a height of approximately 10m tall with a 1.5-2.5 metre spread, but hedges made of Lawson cypress will normally not grow this tall. Lawson cypresses make medium-sized hedges a couple of metres high, but they can easily be trimmed if you need to keep them smaller.
Like other lawson cypresses, ‘Columnaris Glauca’ has a very narrow growth habit, which makes it ideal for hedges in smaller gardens. Lawson cypress ‘Columnaris Glauca’ will thrive in just about any soil (chalk, clay, sand, loam), but has a clear preference for moist, slightly acidic soil that drains well and it dislikes waterlogged soils. Grow in full sun or partial shade and water well after planting until the plants are established. A wonderful evergreen for both winter and summer gardens.