Port Orford Cedar | Mini-Grow Kit
- Grow your own tree from seed!
- Includes absolutely everything you need to grow Port Orford Cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana) from seed: seeds, growing medium, a mini-greenhouse, and detailed instructions
- 100% guaranteed: If your seed fails to germinate or your seedling perishes, we are happy to provide free replacement seed
- Great for kids and adults, amateurs to experts!
- A universal symbol of life, regrowth and recovery, enduring friendships and new beginnings, a tree is a wonderful gift that will only grow in value, meaning, and beauty
About Port Orford Cedar
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.
In Europe, Port Orford Cedars are more commonly known as "Lawson Cypress" (named after the Scottish botanist who first introduced them to science). 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. Today, there are thousands of "cultivars" of this species, most originating in Europe. 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 Grow Kits
Growing a tree from seed is a magical and fascinating experience for people of all ages. Our 100% guaranteed Grow Kits provide everything you need to germinate some of the world's largest and most interesting tree species from seed — seeds, growing medium, a mini-greenhouse, and detailed instructions, which lead you through the whole process, from cold-stratifying your seeds to germination and transplanting.
About Jonsteen’s 100% Guarantee
If your seed fails to germinate or your seedling perishes, we are happy to provide free replacement seed. We encourage all customers experiencing difficulties growing their trees to contact us through our toll-free "Tree Help Line" (1-888-387-3379).