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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Snow White' Tree

Dwarf Lawsons Cypress
  • £35 (inc VAT)
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This delightful dwarf conifer tree is ideal for small gardens, borders, container growing and rockeries. Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana Snow White is popular for its grey-green foliage which boasts creamy white tips. This fantastic variation in the foliage looks almost as if the tree has been touched by frost or a dusting of snow; an elegant and attractive tree and the recipient of the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

This small, evergreen tree will grow to just 1 x 0.8 metres in 20 years in a neatly upright, flame shape. Planted in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or dappled shade, this Lawsons Cypress Snow White will make a beautiful feature tree, perfect for complementing a silver, white or blue theme.

AKA Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana Snow White, Lawson’s Cypress Snow White, Chamaecyparis Snow White

  • Common name: Lawsons Cypress Snow White
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 1 x 0.8 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Grey-green foliage with creamy, white tips
  • Soil: Suited to most soil types but prefers a moist yet well-drained site

Planting Advice for Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana Snow White Conifers

When planting Lawsons Cypress Conifers, such as Chamaecyparis Snow White, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown conifer trees 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 hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (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.

We advise planting young trees with a stake and tie kit. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Lawsons Cypress Snow White conifers

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. 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, it is important to 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. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana Snow White Conifers

Ornamental Conifer trees do not require a lot of pruning. Simply remove any dead, diseased or awkwardly placed branches from your Lawsons Cypress conifer as and when you see them.

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Delivery Times

Next Day Despatch
We will always try to get your plants to you as quickly as possible.  For many of our trees and plants, if you order today we will despatch your order within 24 hours.  We are constantly adding to our range of next day plants, and we do not add a surcharge for this service. Click here to see our next day delivery plants.

Standard Delivery
We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket

Pre-orders
We will only want to deliver your orders when they are perfect for planting! Depending on the season and how well the plants are growing, we will give our best estimates of the despatch dates for pre-orders.  These dates may vary and by species and while we will always try to deliver within these timeframes if the expected despatch does change then we will notify you by email.

Special Orders
Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.

If your trees are required by a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible; while we can’t offer any guarantees we will always do our best to accommodate you. You can leave instructions in the notes field on the Delivery Page of the Checkout or send us an email at [email protected].

Please note that orders are shipped once all the trees in the order are ready.

Collections
Collections are by appointment only at our West Yorkshire-based nursery. If you would like to place an order for collection, please get in touch before placing your order. You will not be charged a delivery cost for a collection and any delivery cost that has been applied 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 tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.

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

Multi Stem tree: 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 give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.

Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a 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.

 

Plant Specification Form Size Root type Price Quantity Qty
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Snow White' Form: Single stem tree Size: 40-60cm Root type: 7.5L pot* Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Snow White' Price £35 (inc VAT)
Single stem tree 40-60cm 7.5L pot* £35 (inc VAT)
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