Also known as
White Cedar, Coast White Cedar, Southern White Cedar, False-Cypress, Atlantic White Cedar, Atlantic White Cypress
Chamaecyparis thyoides - Stanley M. Rowe Arboretum - DSC03446 by Daderot (CC0)
50 years to reach maturity
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White Cypress Overview
Chamaecyparis thyoides is an evergreen conifer from the Cupressaceae family. Commonly known by the names White Cypress, Southern White Cedar, White Cedar and Coast White Cedar. It forms a cone-shaped tree with blue-green foliage that develops a purple tinge in the winter. Capable of growing up to 30m in height. Foliage is reduced to flattened sprays of scale-like leaves, produced oppositely in pairs. This plant originates from eastern North America. Several cultivars have been developed for garden use and this plant is sometimes grown as a Christmas tree.