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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Columnaris Glauca' Conifer

Lawsons Cypress Trees
  • £54.99 (ex VAT)
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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Columnaris Glauca is one of the best upright blue Lawson's - a striking medium sized evergreen conifer. It exhibits fragrant, blue-grey foliage that is especially vibrant in summer and provides a wonderful feature in the winter garden. Lawson's cypress Columnaris Glauca has a columnar shape with narrow habit and is the ideal choice for an attractive screening hedge or a fantastic specimen tree.

Also known as a False Cypress, Columnaris Glauca is a hardy tree that grows well in both full sun or partial shade. It is tolerant of all soil types, preferring slightly acidic, well-drained conditions - it dislikes waterlogged soils. This beautiful conifer is suited to both exposed and sheltered positions, reaching a final height and spread of 3 x 1 metres in 10 years.

AKA False cypress Columnaris Glauca, Lawson's cypress Columnaris Glauca

  • Common name: Lawson's Cypress Columnaris Glauca
  • Great for: Year round interest and adding structure
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 1 metres
  • Foliage: Blue-grey foliage in all seasons
  • Soil: Suited to all, but prefers slightly acidic soils
  • Position: Full sun to partial shade

Planting Advice for Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Columnaris Glauca

Our pot grown Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Columnaris Glauca can be planted at any time of the year. Firstly, remove all 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 Columnaris Glauca establish more effectively, we advise sprinkling root grow in the hole.

Remove the pot, 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.

For detailed step by step instructions, visit our help and advice section.

Aftercare Advice for Lawson's Cypress Columnaris Glauca trees

If you’re planting Lawson's Cypress Columnaris Glauca in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. Keep an eye on young trees 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 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. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously.

Pruning Advice for Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana Columnaris Glauca

Conifer trees, such as Columnaris Glauca, 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 trees under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 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), there is a slightly longer timescale because 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.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch 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. 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 'Columnaris Glauca' Conifer Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 60-90cm Root type: 7.5L pot Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Columnaris Glauca' Conifer Price £54.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 60-90cm 7.5L pot £54.99 (ex VAT)
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