Lawson Cypress Bonsai Tree, scientific name Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘minima glauca’, is native to eastern Asia and North America. It is an evergreen shrub with attractive blue green foliage and fern-like branchlets which gently droop at branch tips.
Scientific name: Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘minima glauca’
Common Names: Lawson cypress, Blue Moss Cypress, Little Blue Cypress.
Origin: Native to eastern Asia and North America.
Appearance: It is a dwarf evergreen shrub with reddish brown bark and dense attractive feathery blue foliage, hence one of its common names Blue Moss Cypress.
Flowering: It produces small spherical cones that are blue-green when young, reddish brown at maturity.
Outdoor/Indoor Use: Outdoors.
Light Requirements: Full sun.
Water Requirements: Likes moist but well drained soil.
Fertilizing: Feed every two weeks, from early spring to mid fall.
Repotting: Needs to be repotted every two to four years in early to mid spring.
Hardiness: It is a hardy plant that grows best in the USDA Zones 6 – 8.
Insects and Diseases: Aphids , Juniper scale , Shoot-boring moths.
Propagation: By seeds, cuttings and grafting.