Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Naberi' at Victoria Park

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Naberi' 0

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Naberi'
March 2015

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Naberi'
early June 2015

Grid reference ST 15472 76783
Common name Lawson's cypress 'Naberi'
Deciduous No
Status Rare
Status Wales Champion 2013
Height 14M March 2015
Girth 113cm March 2015
Reference 169

The central tree is the Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Naberi', just a few metres south of the children's playground.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Naberi' bark

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Naberi' bark
May 2015

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Naberi' foliage

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Naberi' foliage
mid May 2015

General tree description for Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Naberi'

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Naberi' is a cultivar of the Lawson cypress native to California and Oregon, USA. It has a tight conical shape and grows up to about 18 metres tall. The foliage is variegated, dull green with yellow tips which become an unusual shade of pale blue-grey in winter.

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.