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Treasure Island Falsecypress

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Treasure Island'

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Treasure Island Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Treasure Island') at GardenWorks

Treasure Island Falsecypress

Treasure Island Falsecypress

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Height:  8 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Oregon Cedar, Port Orford Cedar

Description:

A perfect color accent to the garden or landscape; a very slow growing dwarf variety producing sprays of yellow-gold folage that tend to remain that way all season; lights up the garden, border areas or large containers

Ornamental Features

Treasure Island Falsecypress has gold foliage which emerges yellow in spring. The scale-like leaves remain gold throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The shaggy indian red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Treasure Island Falsecypress is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Treasure Island Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Treasure Island Falsecypress will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
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Applications
Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features


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