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     Atlantic White Cedar makes quite a statement! It is a tall, narrow, dark evergreen with fine branching and soft, flat, blue-green foliage.  It likes moist areas and is impressive as a specimen or as a tall privacy hedge.


     Birds and other wildlife use Atlantic White Cedar for protection, especially on cold wintry nights, and it is the sole larval host of Hessel's Hairstreak butterfly. It provides winter protection for birds and other wildlife and is a winter food source for deer.


     For more on Atlantic White Cedar, read my blog here.

Atlantic White Cedar

3 Gallons
    • Latin: Chamaecyparis thyoides
    • Wetland status: OBL
    • Current height: 1-2 feet
    • Mature height: 40-60 feet; 6 to 15 feet wide
    • Light: Sun to light shade
    • Soil: Moist to wet (sandy, peaty)
    • Bloom: Spring, inconspicuous
    • Fruit: Cones
    • Foliage: Evergreen
    • Landscape: Wet areas, near ponds, rain gardens, low-lying areas
    • Resistance: Wet
    • More information and native range here
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