Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Filip's Tearfull' / Filip's Tearfull Lawson's cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Filip's Tearfull' is an elegant weeping selection of Port Orford Cedar. The tree's overall form is upright with all lateral branches strictly weeping; the branchlets are dusty bluish green, arranged in a delicate lacy pattern, typical of the species. Expected annual growth in most situations is up to 24 inches (70 cm) per year, producing a narrow exclamation point 20 x 5 ft. (6 × 1.5 m) after 10 years in the landscape.

Edwin Smits of Volkel, The Netherlands, developed this fine cultivar in 1996 through crossing Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Diks Weeping' and 'Stewartii' He then named and registered the results 2008. It should be noted that Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Filip's Tearfull' is a sister seedling from 'Filip's Golden Tears' from the same seed lot.

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