Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Somerset'

Somerset False Cypress

Evergreen Conifer, Shrub

A compact and slow-growing selection of our native false cypress, Chamaecyparis 'Somerset' is prized for its feathery blue-green foliage, upward sweeping form, and easy going ways. Well adapted to our Pacific Northwest climate, it requires very little supplemental water once established. Avoid rich amended soils and over watering.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


Size: 48 - 72 tall x 30 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Conical, Upright
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Dwarf / Compact Plant, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Native Plant, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Silver / Gray, Blue

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Hedges and Screens, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Specimen, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water, Winter Wet / Summer Dry
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos