Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Nestoides' / Nestoides Lawson cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Nestoides' is a slow-spreading selection of Lawson cypress with silvery Blue-green foliage. Overall it is similar in appearance to 'Tamariscifolia' but is flatter in structure and hardier. Typical rate of growth in most areas is 4 to 6 inches (10 - 15 cm) per year, mostly outward resulting in a wide, shaggy flattened mat 3 feet (100 cm) wide and half as tall after 10 years in the landscape. This cultivar is occasionally seen used as a grave blanket in cemeteries.

J. Manton from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is responsible for the origin and introduction of this cultivar in the late 1970s.

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

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Nestoides' in the display garden of Schrauwen-Moerings Nursery in Sprudel, The Netherlands.
Photo by J.P. Schrauwen