Lawson's Cypress is a large evergreen conifer or small shrub that belongs to the Cupressaceae family and is native to the United States. In its natural environment, it grows in forests and near streams, where it feels good with sufficient sunlight. Interestingly, Lawson's Cypress has a pronounced aroma that repels insects and is also very resistant to external stimuli, which is why in the past, it was actively used for building ships and airplanes.
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana is easily identified by its thick silvery-brown trunk that can grow up to 147 feet (45 meters) tall. It is worth noting that this tree grows extremely long and can live up to 600 years.
The leaves are bright green or blue-green above and white below and have a scaly texture and a sharp smell reminiscent of home parsley. The flowers are small, appear in the spring, and are divided into female and male with deep blue and crimson colors, respectively. As for the cones, they are small in size, appear on female flowers in early spring, are green at first, and brown when mature.