This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol2", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
Under this name Ghenopodium scoparium is now largely grown from seeds every year, the plants being used for bedding out in summer. They are popularly known under the names of "Belvedere" and "Lawn Cypress". They grow from 3-5 ft. high, and form dense columnar bushy plants with narrow leaves, which, at first pale green, turn to beautiful crimson or purple shades in autumn. K. trichophylla is another species or variety with the same characteristics. The plants may be raised in heat in spring from seeds, and will be ready for planting out at the end of May.