- BOTANICAL NAME: Chamaecyparis thyoides
- PRONUNCIATION: kam-uh-SIP-uh-ris THY-oi-des
- COMMON NAME: Atlantic White-cedar
- FAMILY: Cupressaceae
- NATIVITY: Maine, south to Florida, in the coastal plain, swamps and bogs.
- GROWTH HABIT: Upright, columnar.
- SIZE: 40 - 50' in cultivation but 80' or greater in native habitat.
- HARDINESS: Zone 3 - 9.
- CULTURE: Sun, with ample water. Typically grows in lowland and swamps. One of the few conifers that will grow in wet soils. Will tolerate moderately moist soils in landscape.
- SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: Seral
- FACULTATIVE STATUS: Obligate
- LANDSCAPE USE: May be used as a specimen, although works best as a group. May be used as a hedging plant, particularly do to its narrow habit.
- FOLIAGE: Opposite, approximately 1/12" long. Scalelike leaves closely
adpressed to the stem. Lateral pairs, boat-shaped, with sharply pointed tips.
Leaves with white margins and oil glands.
- BARK: Reddish brown.
- FRUIT: Cone, spherical about 1/4". Typically numerous with typically 4 - 5 scales.
- PROPAGATION: Seed, cuttings.
- PESTS: None serious.
- CULTIVARS: `Andelyensis' - columnar form to 10'.