Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Dik's Weeping' / Dik's Weeping Lawson cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Dik's Weeping' is a striking, very vigorous upright weeping cultivar of Lawson cypress with a strong vertical leader, pendulous branching that hangs straight down from the central stem and gray-green foliage. After 10 years of growth a mature specimen will stand 12 to 18 feet (4 - 6 m) tall and less than 2 feet (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of more than one foot (30 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the early 1980s at the H. J. van de Laar nursery, The Netherlands.

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Dik's Weeping' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Dik's Weeping' — an elegant mature specimen.
Photo by Bill Barger

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