Scientific Name: Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Genus: Chamaecyparis
Family: Cupressaceae

Port-Orford-cedar Port-Orford-cedar

This tree has small, bluish, rounded cones. Foliage, which is feathery, varies in color from yellow-green to blue-green depending on the variety. Port-Orford-cedars are native to the Siskiyou Mountains of southwest Oregon and northwest California. The wood of this tree is highly prized in Japan. This species is being decimated both in the wild and in cultivation by a root-rot.