Item C5: 1 PORT ORFORD CEDAR SEEDLING

This package contains 1 live Port Orford cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) seedling  that is 8 to 12 inches tall. The Port Orford cedar, also known as Lawson’s cypress, is a large evergreen coniferous tree, maturing up to 200 feet tall or more, with trunks 4 to 6 feet in diameter, with feathery foliage in flat sprays, usually somewhat blue-green in color. It is native to southwest Oregon and the far northwest of California, occurring from sea level up to 4,900 foot elevation in the Klamath Mountain valleys, often along streams. It was first discovered near Port Orford in Oregon and introduced into cultivation in 1854 by collectors working for the Lawson & Son nursery in Edinburgh, Scotland, after whom it was named as Lawson's Cypress. It is hardy in zones A3, 3-6 and 15-17.