Chamaecyparis lawsoniana

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Port Orford Cedar

FAMILY: CUPRESSACEAE

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana - Port Orford Cedar

About Port Orford Cedar at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  • Evergreen tree native to SW Oregon and NW California.

  • Typically 40-60’ tall as a landscape tree, but can reach 200’ in the wild.

  • Has a narrow, pyramidal, and buttressed trunk.

  • Branches are short and droop at the tips.

  • Flattened frond-like twigs are arranged horizontally, developing white “X” markings on the underside.

  • A very important horticultural tree, with over 300 cultivars.

  • The species is threatened by an introduced pathogenic root rot (Phytophthora lateralis), resulting in the elimination of many natural stands.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes
296

3210 SE Woodstock Blvd

Private, Reed Campus

77' Height

33' Spread

8.4' Circ.

This tree is opposite 3210 SE Woodstock Blvd, on the Reed College campus.

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana - Port Orford Cedar
3915210 NE Thompson St

70' Height

24' Spread

9.4' Circ

Located in the planting strip along NE 52nd Ave, this tree has very unique bark and provides wonderful habitat for birds and other wildlife. Notice the pink pollen cones on the branch tips in the Spring!