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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

Common name(s): White Cedar, False Cypress, Lawson Cypress, Port Orford Cedar

Plant type: evergreen large tree
Primary method of propagation: cutting
Alternate propagation method(s): seed

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: early Summer
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 8000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Comment: Cutting may also be taken in late Winter.

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: no information
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: cold-warm-cold stratification
Preferred temperature for germination: 86 degrees F
Time required for germination: 4 weeks
Comment: Optimum daytime temperature is 86 degrees F. Optimum nighttime temperature is 68 degrees F.