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Haywire False Cypress

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A large evergreen shrub can anchor any landscape and provide year-round color. Haywire False Cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) is a new choice for gardeners who want a reliable evergreen that’s also easy to maintain. With its upright and pyramid-like shape, this shrub adds evergreen texture to the landscape with its threadleaf foliage. By maturity, it will stand 12-plus feet tall and 6 feet wide near the base.

Make a statement with Haywire False Cypress as a landscape focal point or as a screening plant to block out air conditioners or other eyesores. Once established, this big shrub needs no help. It rarely needs pruning. This winter stunner will thrive in zones 5 through 7 and is native to Western North America. The easy-care, long-lasting shrub that can serve as a low tree is grown for its pretty evergreen foliage.

Haywire False Cypress Care

Choose a spot for Haywire False Cypress that gets at least 4 hours of sun a day, up to full sun. The sun is necessary to penetrate its thick layers of leaves and branches and ensure health and growth. Make sure to place it in soil that drains well, not in a spot where soil stays soggy to prevent root rot.

After planting, maintain even watering and mulch around the root zone of the shrub to help keep the ground cool and just damp enough. This shrub needs no other help, and there is no need to prune it. If you want to prune it for shape, prune lightly in spring. There also is no need to fertilize the shrub unless it is growing in the poorest soils.

Haywire False Cypress Spacing

To create a privacy screen or border, plant several Haywire False Cypress shrubs together, accounting for their mature size. Space the plant 5 to 6 feet apart from center to center.

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.