|ST 15447 76921
|Lawson's cypress 'Alumii'
|Wales Champion 2013
|16M March 2015
|276cm March 2015
This tree is west of the bandstand at the junction of two paths.
General tree description for Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Alumii'
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Alumii' is a cultivar of the Lawson cypress native to California and Oregon, USA. It grows to about 15 metres tall, with a slender, erect conical outline and dense blue-green or blue-grey foliage. It is slow growing, may spread with age and produces few cones.
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.