Atlantic White-cedar, White Cedar False Cypress
Maine, south to Florida, in the coastal plain, swamps and bogs.
Upright, columnar tree.
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.
Seldom seen in the everyday landscape, C. thyoides columnar growth habit works well as a foundation or accent plant. It has bluish green foliage that turns brown in the second year of growth. As a result one of the many cultivars available might be more ideal.
Green-bluish green. Opposite, approximately .1 inch long. Scalelike leaves closely adpressed to the stem. Lateral pairs, boat-shaped, with sharply pointed tips. Second year foliage is brown.
Staminate flowers are red or yellow. Pistillate flowers are green.
Bluish purple at maturity. Cone, spherical about .25 inches. Typically numerous with typically 4 to 5 scales. Green when unripe.
'Andelyensis' - columnar form to 10'.