Name: Lawson Cypress
Scientific name: Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Category: Trees and bushes
Nature Stars: 20
About: A large evergreen tree, widely planted in parks and gardens.
How to identify: A common garden tree, with small scale-like leaves the cover the green twigs.
Fantastic fact: Introduced to this country from the west coast of North America.
Photograph credit: Philip Precey