Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Rimpelaar' / Rimpelaar Lawson cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Rimpelaar' is one of the better recently introduced dwarf Lawson cypress cultivars. It has dense globose structure with tightly packed Blue juvenile foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 inches (30 cm) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 1 inch (2.5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a sport found in the mid 1990s on a specimen of Ch. lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii' at Snepvangers Nursery, Molenschot, The Netherlands.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Rimpelaar' — an unbelievable old specimen in the Flora Wonder Arboretum, Gaston, Oregon. It's unknown how much this plant has been sheared or cut for propagation over the years.
Photo by David Olszyk
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Rimpelaar' — a young specimen in an arboretum setting.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Rimpelaar' — a nice mature specimen in a private garden in Washington state.
Photo by Sam Pratt
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Rimpelaar' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger