Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Springtime' / Springtime Lawson cypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Springtime' is a dense, conical, dwarf selection of Lawson cypress with lime-green and yellow juvenile foliage. It bears a resemblance to a slow-growing C. lawsoniana 'Ellwood's Gold.' After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 1.5 feet (45 cm) tall and 12 inches (30 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 1.5 to 2 inches (3 - 5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a slow-growing sport found in the mid 1990s on a specimen of 'Ellwood's Gold' by A.E. Roberts Nursery, Southampton, United Kingdom.

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

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