Chamaecyparis thyoides

Atlantic White Cedar

Cupressaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:NA
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Specimen tree especially for moist sites.
Propagation:Seed and softwood cuttings.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Aquatic ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Provides cover for birds and mammals.  Attracts deer and squirrels.  Deer browse can be so intense as to limit survival of saplings.

Insects:
Native Habitats:Forested seepage areas, swamps

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

Ethnobotany:Wood was used for log cabins, floors and shingles.