Chamaecyparis thyoides

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Atlantic White Cedar


Plant Specifics

Size:20-40 (60) ft tall by 10-20 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Phenology:Evergreen. Lifespan >100 yrs (Nelson).
Habitats:Forested seepage areas, swamps, low stream banks


Recommended Uses:Specimen tree especially for moist sites.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).
Soil/Substrate:Organic material (muck), Sand



Provides cover for birds and mammals. 

Attracts deer and squirrels.  Deer browse can be so intense as to limit survival of saplings.