Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Flolar' / Ellwood's Pillar© Lawson cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Flolar' Ellwood's Pillar© is a dwarf, spire- to egg-shaped selection of Lawson cypress with extremely dense foliage and neater, smaller, and more adult foliage than seen in 'Ellwoodii'. When young, plants are very tidy and uniform. With age they tend to develop multiple leaders, becoming more irregular and interesting. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 3 to 5 feet (1 - 1.5 m) tall and 16 to 28 inches (40 - 70 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 4 to 6 inches (10 - 15 cm).

This cultivar originated as a texture sport, found in the early 1970s, on a specimen of C. lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii' by Minier Nursery, Beaufort, France.
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Flolar' — a mature specimen in a nursery display garden in California.
Photo by Singing Tree Gardens Nursery