Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Caudata' / caudate Lawson cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Caudata' is a dwarf, upright, pyramidal selection of Lawson cypress with shrubby branching, and tufty foliage that produces tail-like extensions, hence the cultivar name. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 40 inches (100 cm) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of around 4 inches (10 cm).

This cultivar originated presumably as a seedling selected in the early 1930s by Goudkade Brothers Nursery, Boskoop, The Netherlands.
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Caudata' — a mature specimen in Trompenburg Arboretum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Photo by Trompenburg Arboretum

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