Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Golden Showers Cupressaceae
Golden Showers Falsecypress or Port Orford Cedar or Lawson Falsecypress kam-e-SIP-a-ris la-so-ni-A-na
- Conifer, compact, small evergreen tree, leaves bright gold, especially in winter, branch tips pendulus, "giving a fountain-like effect" (Jacobson, 1996).
- Sun or partial shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Introduced in about 1972 by Mitsch Nursrey, Aurora, Oregon. Jacobson (1996) states that a yellow-gold Port Orford Cedar (Falsecypress) once sold by Monrovia Nursry as Golden King was actually Golden Showers. Golden Kingis a vigorous golden-yellow form that originated from seed of Triomf van Boskoop(a blue-green to silver selection) by the K. Wezelenburg & Zoom Nursery near Boskoop, Holland before 1931.