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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwood's Gold' Conifer

Lawsons Cypress Trees
  • £44.99 (ex VAT)

This fine-looking, small garden tree is popular for its subtle foliage colour variations. The leaves of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Ellwood’s Gold are mid-green and the tree itself has an upright, flame shape. It is at the upswept tips of the green foliage that Ellwood’s Gold Cypress Tree has yellow colouration. The yellow tips of the foliage look most impressive close-up and so this Lawsons Cypress makes a great choice for planting near seating areas or pathways.

This small evergreen tree will grow to 4 x 1 metres in 20 years and requires a moist but well-drained position away from bad exposure. The perfect tree for year-round interest, adding texture, colour and form to a garden.

AKA Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Ellwoods Gold, Lawson’s Cypress Ellwood’s Gold, Chamaecyparis Ellwood’s Gold

  • Common name: Lawsons Cypress Ellwoods Gold
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 4 x 1 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Gold tipped, golden-green foliage
  • Soil: Tolerant of all soil types, but prefers a moist, well-drained site

Planting Advice for Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana Elwood's Gold Conifers

Our pot grown Chamaecyparis Ellwood’s Gold can be planted at any time of the year. Firstly, remove weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole, then dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help Ellwood’s Gold establish more effectively, we advise applying Mycorrhizal fungi (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil.

Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. If your soil is poor, mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems.

Aftercare Advice for Chamaecyparis Ellwood’s Gold trees

If you’re planting Lawson’s Cypress in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Installing a mulch mat will aid in this. Do not just mow the grass around the area as this will encourage it to grow more vigorously.

Pruning Advice for Lawsons Cypress Ellwoods Gold Conifers

Ornamental conifers, such as Ellwoods Gold, do not require a lot of pruning. Simply remove any dead, diseased or awkwardly placed branches as and when you see them.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwood's Gold' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 30-50cm Root type: 7.5L pot* Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwood's Gold' Price £44.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 30-50cm 7.5L pot* £44.99 (ex VAT)
Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)