Chamaecyparis thyoides (L.) Britton Sterns & Poggenb.
Chamaecyparis henryae Li
Chamaecyparis thyoides (L.) Britton Sterns & Poggenb. var. henryae (Li) Little
Atlantic White Cedar, Atlantic White-cedar, Atlantic White Cypress, Southern White-cedar, White-cedar, Swamp-cedar
Atlantic white cedar is native to the east coast of North America.
Identification: Trees are 66-92' (20-28 m) tall, bushy and roughly conical in shape. Bark is light gray to reddish brown, thin, fibrous, often peeling. Foliage consists of flattened sprays of scaly needles, green or bluish-green, with sharp tips. Crushed foliage has a strong cedar smell. Flowers are inconspicuous, about ⅛" (3 mm) in size. Red to yellow male flowers and green female flowers occur on the same tree. Cones are spherical in shape, about ⅛" (6 mm) in diameter, bluish when young, turning yellow-brown, and oddly shaped, like flared bells.
Chamaecyparis thyoides on Carolina Nature, from Will Cook
Chamaecyparis thyoides at the Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
Chamaecyparis thyoides at the USDA Forest Service's Silvics of North America site
Chamaecyparis thyoides on About.com: Forestry
Chamaecyparis thyoides on the USDA Forest Service's Fire Effects Information Database
Chamaecyparis thyoides description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.
Range: Zones 4-8: