The Ellwoodii potted plant stands out as a versatile and highly decorative tree with its feathery scale-like leaves. It has quickly become a popular choice from the HortyGirl product line up, especially during the festive holiday season. Known as Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, Ellwoodii is a specific cultivar of the Lawson Cypress, which is a type of coniferous tree.
These slow growing trees are typically used in outdoor garden landscaping as a specimen tree, hedging or screening plant due to its attractive and compact form. However, the Ellwoodii tree also makes a great indoor potted plant for your living decor.
If you purchased an Ellwoodii potted plant in a retail store near you this month or received it as a gift from a loved one and you’re curious to learn more about this elegant plant, keep reading to learn some fun facts and living decor ideas.
Ellwoodii Potted Plant Fun Facts
The Origins Of the Ellwoodii Potted Plant
The origins of the Ellwoodii potted plant lie in the parent species Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, commonly known as the Lawson Cypress. The Ellwoodi potted plant is native to the Pacific Northwest of North America, particularly Oregon and California in the United States.
Ellwoodii potted plants were created through selective breeding, often for their desirable traits such as unique foliage colour, growth habits or other characteristics. They were typically developed by horticulturists and nurseries to offer up a variety of options for outdoor garden and landscape design.
It is believed that the name, Ellwoodii, was named after the head gardener, G. Ellwood at Swanmore Park in Great Britain, which is where the seedling was naturally discovered.
The root of the name Chamaecyparis is from the Greek word chamea meaning dwarf and kupeiros, which is the ancient Greek name for the Cypress. The second half of the scientific name, Lawsoniana, is named after the Scottish nursery that discovered the tree.
Features of the Ellwoodii Potted Plant
The Ellwoodii potted plant has several distinctive and charming features making it perfect for your living decor.
Foliage of the Ellwoodii Potted Plant
One of the features of the Ellwoodii potted plant is the foliage, which is composed of feathery, scale-like leaves that are typically green or blue-green in colour, giving the plant an attractive and textured appearance. In addition, the foliage is also aromatic and emits a pleasant scent when brushed or crushed.
Growth Habit of the Ellwoodii Potted Plant
Another feature of the Ellwoodii potted plant is the growth habit, which tends to grow in a pyramidal shape, the classic form for Cypress Trees. Over time with the growth rate of about 1 to 6 inches per year, the Ellwoodi tree can grow up to 13 to 20 feet and 5 to 8 feet wide outdoors. When grown indoors, Ellwoodii potted plants generally reach a height of 2 to 4 feet or 60-120 centimeters. However, this can vary depending on the care and space available in your living decor. Regular pruning can help maintain a desirable size.
Top Living Decor Ideas for the Ellwoodii Potted Plant
With its attractive and versatile features, the Ellwoodii potted plant can beautifully enhance your living decor, especially during the festive holiday season. That’s why we’re sharing some creative living decor ideas with the Ellwoodii potted plant to help inspire you.
During the holiday season, try decorating your Ellwoodii potted plant with festive lights and place it on your mantel or bookcase. You could also try placing it on a tray and arranging it with Santa and other adorable holiday decorations.
Once the holidays are over, remove the decorations and try placing your Ellwoodii potted plant in a table centerpiece on your dining table or coffee table to add a touch of nature to your living decor. Another idea is positioning your Ellwoodii potted plant near your front door to create an inviting and charming entryway. This is a great way to set a positive tone and welcome guests into your home or office space.
You can also try decorating your mantel display or a shelf in your office with a pair of Ellwoodii potted plants on each end. This can help balance your living decor space and add a fresh, natural element to the living room.
When incorporating your Ellwoodii potted plant into your living decor, remember to also consider the lighting and care requirements. With a bit of creativity, the Ellwoodii potted plant can be used to enhance the aesthetics of various spaces in your living decor.
The Ellwoodii potted plant is both easy-care and beautiful, making it the perfect addition for your outdoor and indoor living decor spaces. With its graceful attributes, the Ellwoodii potted plant is a true gem in the world of potted plants and it’s no wonder it’s a cherished favourite in the HortyGirl Living Decor product line up, especially during the festive season.