Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Imbricata Pendula' / weeping tiled Lawson cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Imbricata Pendula' is an fast-growing, broadly upright selection of Lawson cypress with extremely long filamentous, whipcord-like foliage.

[Derek Spicer in the RHS Encyclopedia of Conifers], describes it as an unusual, but beautiful tree.

After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 feet (4 m) tall and nearly 6 feet (2 m) wide, suggesting an annual growth exceeding 12 inches (30 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in 1930 by R. E. Harrison Nursery, Palmerston, New Zealand. It was originally thought to be very hard to propagate and was therefore not mass-produced and released to the nursery trade until significantly later by D. Teese, Australia.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Imbricata Pendula' — a magnificent mature specimen.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Imbricata Pendula' in the conifer collection at Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR, an ACS Reference Garden.
Photo by David Olszyk
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Imbricata Pendula' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger