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Species: Chamaecyparis thyoides

(kam-uh-sip'ah-ris theye-oy'deez)

Chamaecyparis thyoides

Atlantic White Cedar; Whitecedar Falsecypress

Found on Course Walks

Evergreens with Scales

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

None Listed

Ornamental Characteristics

Tree > 30 feet, Tree < 30 feet

40' - 50' (10' - 20' spread)

Evergreen

narrowly columnar

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun

5a

Can tolerate acid to neutral soil (pH 5.0 to 7.4)

Could replace yew or juniper on wet sites

Occasionally saturated or very wet soil; Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

none serious

Bare Root Transplanting

Difficult

Other

native to US - from Maine to Florida; transplant in spring or fall; medium growth rate

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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