How to grow Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ellwoodii

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ellwoodii grow and care – tree of the genus Chamaecyparis also known as Ellwoodii plant, Portor ford cedar ellwoodii, Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ellwoodii perennial evergreen pinophyta used as ornamental hedge plant and can be bonsai, can grow in temperate or subtropics climate or indoor as houseplant with the right care and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.

Leaves color green, green gray or green yellowish in pinnate shape.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ellwoodii flower

Flower color red for male and female brown the plants dioecious female and male grow on different plant the flowers grow in the end of the leaves look like fish scales.

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How to grow Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ellwoodii growing and care:

Slight acid soil, moist, cold temperature

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy to start with because

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Allelopathic and suffer in hot summer days in hot sun

Planting season:
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 5-10a and spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10b

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
1-5 m, 40-200 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water, when grow in containers need to care that won’t be overwater

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun in cold climate preform better / Half Shade / Full Shade, in place with hot summer will grow better in half shade to full shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant (indoor)?

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ellwoodii indoor care:
Light with air ventilated, clean from dust apparently the plant doesn’t like long time with dust on the leaves

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, When growing in containers need to keep the plants small, start with pot that will be potted in 20% more than the root ball, every time that the tree arrive to full capacity need to switch to bigger until arrives to desirable size, better to use this method because the soil lose the viability over time and it’s efficient of care for the tree, when the plant big need to switch part of the soil, drainage it’s important and need to make holes and to use peat soil and maybe some lava grit or just to use potting mix and, put a bottom for the container and when water the plant let it fill the bottom but also need to dry in the same day, if not mean that there too much water

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Flowers grow in the end of the leaves look like fish scales, color red for male and brown for female the plants dioecious female and male grow on different plant the

Scientific name:

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ellwoodii

Alternative names: Ellwoodii conifer, Ellwoodii plant, Portor ford cedar ellwoodii, Cypress ellwoodii

How to grow Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ellwoodii

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ellwoodii plant care

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ellwoodii


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Flower colors
  • Brown flowers
  • Red flower
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Leaf color
  • Gray leaves
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Pinophyta Conifers
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Colored leaves
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9