Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Snow White' / Snow White Lawson cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Snow White' is a slow-growing, broadly conical selection of Lawson cypress with juvenile "Elwoodii-type" gray-green foliage and white foliage tips in spring. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will stand 4 feet (1.2 m) tall and 2 feet (60 cm) wide. This is a popular plant for home landscapes that is kept in best shape through regular fertilizing and adequate water.

This cultivar originated as a mutation on Ch. lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii' found in 1983 by R. Murray at Allandale Nursery, Willerby United Kingdom.

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

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Snow White' — a nice mature specimen.
Photo by Bill Barger
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Snow White' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Bill Barger