Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Darleyensis' at Bute Park

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Darleyensis'
October 2023

Grid reference ST 17457 77344
Common name Lawson's cypress 'Darleyensis'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous No
Status Rare
Status Wales Champion 2023
Missing tag 2949
Height 15M October 2023
Girth 163cm October 2023
Reference 886

This tree is roughly in the centre of the Blackweir Woodland south.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Darleyensis' bark1

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Darleyensis' bark
October 2023

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Darleyensis' cone1

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Darleyensis' old cones
October 2023

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Darleyensis' cones
October 2023

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Darleyensis' foliage
October 2023

General tree description for Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana is a large, dense, conical tree reaching heights in excess of 40M in Britain. Its trunk often forks and it has reddish brown, coarse bark. The foliage varies from dark to glaucous green, and consists of fan-like sprays which may droop at the tips. When crushed the foliage has a scent resembling that of parsley or resin. The leaves are pointed though not prickly, and underneath they have grey/white streaks along the joints. The leaf threads are 1.8mm wide. Male flowers (strobili) appear at the leaf tips in spring, initially slate-black scales edged white. At the end of March they become crimson, and then yellow with pollen. The female flowers are powder blue opening in April and are followed by the cones. These are pea-sized, initially green, maturing to brown.