Ellwood Falsecypress - Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii'

Regular price $18.99

The Ellwood Lawson Cypress can be grown indoors or outdoors.

This tree is especially valuable to a miniature gardener, because it's one of the few trees that mimic a full-sized garden tree AND it can be grown indoors.

The Ellwood wears a dusty blue-gray color that pairs well with anything purple, silver, chartreuse or variegated.

Ellwood is perfect for containers, just make sure the container is at least 8" deep to start, and it will need repotting to a deeper pot in 2 to 3 years. 

It does well in-ground as an informal hedge in miniature too. 

Slow growing. Bright light indoors or part sun outdoors. Evenly damp soil. Water when the soil is barely damp. Don't let the soil dry out completely.

Indoors, provide this conifer the brightest indoor light that you can - NOT direct sun - the direct sun will scorch the leaves and dry out the soil way too fast and too often.
Turn direct sun to indirect sun by hanging a sheer curtain in the window to filter the light, or keep the pot at least 2 feet from a direct-sun window.
If you don't have enough light, find a "grow-bulb" for any kind of lamp from your local hardware store or online. Put it on a timer on the light to make it even easier to ensure it gets at least 6 hours of bright light in the winter - the extra light will help your mood too. 
AND provide a cool spot for it to grow. Keep it away from any draughts, radiators, heat vents or your kitchen environment where it can get hot for extended amount of time, especially over the holiday months. 
  • Bright indirect light
  • Regular water, damp soil to the touch
  • Less water in winter, more in the summer
  • Shear in spring if needed to make it stay bushy
  • Comes in a 4” pot


Growing the Ellwood outdoors follows the golden garden rule of putting "the right plant in the right place." 

  • Cool (eastern) sun to bright part shade
  • Zone 5 - 9, hardy to -20 F
  • Heat zones 9 - 5 
  • Regular water
  • Well draining soil
  • If in a pot, let dry out to barely damp in between to avoid over watering 
  • Shelter the pot from the extreme hot sun in late afternoon in the summer



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