Atlantic White Cedar (Swamp Cedar)
Chamaecyparis thyoides
Family: Cupressaceae

Habitat:

Swamps

Location relative to water:

Rooted onshore in wet soil

Range:

Maine to Florida and Mississippi

 

 

Form:

  • Slender, horizontal branches and spire-like crown
  • 15-27 m (50-90 ft) high
  • 50-60 cm (20- 24 inches) in diameter

Fruit:

  • Cones 0.6 cm in diameter (0.2 inches)
  • Six scales ending in short point
  • Bluish-purple with bloom
  • Becomes dark red-brown
  • One or two gray seeds under each scale

Bark:

  • Scaly and loose near base
  • Reddish-brown with narrow connecting or forking ridges

Leaves:

 
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