Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Filiformis Compacta' / Filiformis Compacta Lawson cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Filiformis Compacta' is a dwarf selection of Lawson cypress that resembles 'Filiformis,' but is much smaller and more compact. Foliage is dark, bluish-green and nearly completely filamentous nodding branch tips. Expected annual growth is around 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm), resulting is a globose shrub, 2 to 2.5 feet tall and wide (60 - 70 cm) after 10 years.

This is an old cultivar that is reputed to have originated in Germany in the late 1890s.

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Filiformis Compacta' A fairly mature specimen during winter in the dwarf conifer collection Valley Gardens, Windsor Great Park, England.
Photo by Stephen Grubb
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Filiformis Compacta' —a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Filiformis Compacta' — a typical mature specimen.
Photo by Bill Barger

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