Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Olbrichii'
|Layers per DC||6|
|Number per DC||630|
|Decrease||min. 1 DC|
|Barcode||8 716 137 000 401|
The decorative value of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Olbrichii' can be found in the beautifully branched feather-shaped twigs. 'Olbrichii' is a plant with a columnar habit and a drooping crown. The conifer is slim, upwardly-growing and densely branched, though it has quite open foliage. The blue-green coloured cultivar must be well-placed. 'Olbrichii' is in fact less resilient against adverse conditions than the better known type of the same kind, 'Ellwoodii'.
'Olbrichii' was discovered around the turn of the previous century by tree breeder O. Fröbel from Zurich in Switzerland. This cultivar was first described in 1904.
Ouden, P. den en K. Boom, 1965. Manual of cultivated conifers. Hardy in the cold- and warm-temperate zone. Welch, H.J., 1991. The conifer manual.
Welch, H. en G. Haddow, 1993. The world checklist of conifers.