Snow White Port Orford Cedar - The Guardian® Series

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Snow White'

A unique landscape or container specimen with a natural formal teardrop shape. Soft, needle-like evergreen foliage emerges creamy white in spring, maturing to blue-green. This selection is grafted onto a root stock that is resistant to Phytophthora lateralis - a disease that has caused the demise of many lawsonianas over the last two decades. Developed by Oregon State University and marketed as The Guardian® Series, this rootstock is being used on several varieties: 'Blue Surprise', 'Golden King', 'Silberstar', 'Silver Queen', 'Snow White', and 'Yvonne'.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationkam-e-SIP-a-ris la-so-ni-A-na
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing to 5 to 6 ft. tall, 18 in. wide in 10 years.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasAdorn with white lights during the holiday season.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseSpecimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Improved Disease Resistance
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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