Plant Care European Tree

European Tree

5.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)

European Tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
European Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Lawson Cypress, Lawson Cypress and Chamaecyparis EllwoodII


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii'

How to care for European Tree


How often to water your European Tree

Water needs for European Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

European Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of European Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Lawson Cypress in your home

Light needs and placement for plant European Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

European Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

European Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of European Tree in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize European Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for European Tree: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your European Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for European Tree

European Tree

European Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

European Tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
European Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
European Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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leaf-1 5 Plants
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Doesn’t bloom, but it’s a great winter decor

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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