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A slender North American conifer with dense foliage and lower branches arising at ground level. It is widely grown for timber and as an ornamental with many cultivars.→ cypress
- ‘Some such as the commonly used Leyland cypress and Lawson's cypress grow very fast, present maintenance problems and are visually intrusive.’
- ‘At a time when Lawson's cypress is getting such a bad press for growing too big too fast, it is sometimes difficult to fathom the best alternatives.’
- ‘One of the plants to fare well just about anywhere is the common Lawson's cypress, which was introduced to Scotland in 1854 when seeds were sent from California to Edinburgh.’
Mid 19th century: named after Peter Lawson (died 1820) and his son Charles (1794–1873), the Scottish nurserymen who first cultivated it.
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