Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Treasure Island'

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Treasure Island’

This slow growing dwarf conifer with a conical habit. Juvenile foliage is bright yellow, turning green as it matures. Will grow to 18”-30” tall wide, although one source says it could eventually become 4′ tall. A great plant for a winter garden.

Pronunciation: kam-ee-SIP-a-riss law-soh-nee-AY-nuh

Species Meaning: Named for Peter Lawson & Sons, 19th century nurserymen in Edinburgh

Cultivation Notes

Does best with morning sun but afternoon shade. Light pruning can help hold its shape. This plant unfortunately did not take to the transplanting and died during its first season.

Additional Information

A sport of ‘Treasure’, found in southern Holland by Wiel Linssen and named by Stanley & Sons Nursery, Boring, Oregon.

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P22035

Found in Compost Heap,

It used to be about half way along the Winter Garden wall. It has since died.

We acquired this plant from Starky's Corner.

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Winter Garden

A Winter Garden is a place where plants that provide interest during the darkest days of winter are highlighted. This can be because of color, shape or form.

Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Chamaecyparis

Species: lawsoniana

Variety: Treasure Island

Commonly known as: Treasure Island Port Orford Cedar

Height: <3ft

Spread: <3ft

Growth Habit:
Sun Needs:
Part Sun
Soil Type:
Season of Interest:
Zn 0 to 6 - too cold for me!

Resistant to Deer.

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