Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Minima Glauca' / minimal blue Lawson cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Minima Glauca' is a popular, dwarf, broadly globose to conical selection of Lawson cypress with lush, densely arranged, upright-growing sprays of bluish-green foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 24 to 32 inches (60 - 80 cm) tall and 18 to 24 inches (45 - 60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm).

This cultivar has been a mainstay of English gardens in the United Kingdom since the 1860s. Although the origin of this old cultivar is unknown, it is thought to have been introduced to the nursery trade in 1867 by R. Smith & Co., Worcester, United Kingdom.

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

Chamaecyparia lawsoniana 'Minima Glauca' — a nice mature specimen.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparia lawsoniana 'Minima Glauca' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger