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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Minima Glauca'
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Lawson's cypress 'Minima Glauca'

'Minima Glauca' is a dwarf evergreen conifer forming a small globose shrub with dense, vertical sprays of dark blue-green foliage

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Blue Green
Summer Blue Green
Autumn Blue Green
Winter Blue Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Cupressaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
Foliage may cause skin irritation. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Chamaecyparis are evergreen trees, usually of narrowly ovoid or columnar outline, with much-branched sprays of small scale-like leaves, and small, globose cones; tiny red male cones are conspicuous in a few cultivars

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grows well in moist but well-drained soil. Tolerant of chalk soils but prefers slightly acidic soil. Slow growing

Propagation

Propagate by grafting and semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Rock garden
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

No pruning required, but shaped subjects, including hedges, will need trimming twice a year.

Pests

Aphids can cause severe die-back, also gets juniper scale and shoot-boring moths

Diseases

May be affected by honey fungus and Phytophthora root diseases

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