Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Eclipse' / Eclipse Lawson cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Eclipse' is a upright growing selection of Lawson cypress with dense branching, and blue foliage amended by extensive yellow variegation. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 3 to 4 feet (1 - 1.3m) tall and half as wide, an annual growth rate of 3 - 5 inches (7.5 - 12.5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling sourced from C. lawsoniana 'Columnaris' selected in 1978 by Andrew Cassels, Scotland, United Kingdom and introduced to the nursery trade by Kenwith Nursery, United Kingdom.

Attribution from: Aris Auders and Derek Spicer; RHS Encyclopedia of Conifers; ©2012 Kingsblue Press

Chamcyparis lawsoniana 'Eclipse' — a striking mature specimen.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamcyparis lawsoniana 'Eclipse' — a closeup of foliage detail. .
Photo by Bill Barger