Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Gold Lace' at Bute Park

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Gold Lace'
mid March 2024

Grid reference ST 17688 76709
Common name Lawson's cypress 'Gold Lace'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous No
Status GB Champion 2023
Tag 3294
Old tag 210
Planted 1992 by Malcolm Frazer
Height 13M March 2024
Girth 157cm @ 0.7M October 2022
Reference 897

This tree is approximately half way down the Riverside Border.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Gold Lace' bark1

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Gold Lace'
mid March 2024

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Gold Lace' leaf1

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Gold Lace' leaves
mid February 2024

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Gold Lace' - old cones
mid March 2024

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Gold Lace' flowers
mid March 2024

General tree description for Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Gold Lace'

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Gold Lace' is a golden cultivar of the Lawson's cypress

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.