An important timber tree of Southern Oregon and Northern California, and immensely popular in Europe as a cultivated ornamental, Port Orford Cedars are named after a coastal Oregon town in the midst of the tree’s native range. Port Orford Cedars can grow to heights in excess of 200 feet with trunks up to 16 feet in diameter, but generally stay closer to 100 feet tall at maturity — a mid-sized evergreen with gracefully flowing foliage, a sturdy trunk, and a strong vertical habit.
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana is a beautiful, imposing tree with lacy, fragrant foliage (parsley scented), and a lifespan of more than 600 years. Wood from Port Orford Cedar is especially prized in the Orient, where it has long been considered the choicest wood for yacht-building.
Port Orford Cedar’s small, plated cones are the size of peas. The species is easily propagated, which, in combination with the tree’s pleasing attributes and valuable wood, may be why it has been so widely cultivated around the world. As a native of the coastal Pacific Northwest below 5,000 feet, this tree grows best in mild and moderate climates, but has proven versatile and successful well outside its native range.
About Jonsteen’s Seedlings: All of our trees are seed-grown — without poison or pesticides — at our nursery on California’s Redwood Coast, which is inspected monthly and licensed by the California Department of Agriculture.
About Jonsteen’s Nursery Lots: Periodically, we offer great deals on bulk lots of select species to make room in the nursery for our new crop. It’s a great way for us to keep things moving while rewarding our most prolific tree-planting customers. Are you thinking about a larger-scale landscaping, windbreak, restoration or reforestation project? This deal was made for you!
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Landscaping projects, windbreak plantings, restoration work, reforestation efforts — there’s never been a better time to pick up the trees for the job!
Grow your own Port Orford Cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana), a mid-sized evergreen with gracefully flowing foliage, a sturdy trunk, and strong vertical habit!
Seed-grown without poison or pesticides at our nursery on California’s Redwood Coast
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Trees can provide a natural barrier against high winds, temperatures, noise pollution and soil erosion, all while benefiting local air quality, wildlife and property values — a Jonsteen seedling will only grow in value and beauty!