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Forsteck Falsecypress*

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Forsteckensis'

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Forsteck Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Forsteckensis') at Stonegate Gardens

Forsteck Falsecypress

Forsteck Falsecypress

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Oregon Cedar, Port Orford Cedar


An attractive accent to the garden or landscape; a very slow growing dwarf variety producing sprays of gray-green foliage with overtones of steel blue; great for border areas and foundation plantings

Ornamental Features

Forsteck Falsecypress has grayish green foliage. The scale-like leaves remain grayish green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Forsteck Falsecypress is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Forsteck Falsecypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Forsteck Falsecypress will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.


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Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Texture  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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