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Atlantic white cedar

Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides)
Plant Botanical Name: 
Chamaecyparis thyoides
USBG Plant Location: 
Bartholdi Park
National Garden

With thick reddish brown bark and fanned blue-green foliage, the Atlantic white cedar is found in the Atlantic coastal plains from South Carolina to Maine; and in the Gulf of Mexico from Mississippi to Florida. This tree can often grow to 40 feet in height, producing highly durable, water-resistant lumber. Some botanists believe that the Atlantic Coast population is distinct from the Gulf of Mexico variety and should thus be considered a separate species. Well adapted to many climates, the Atlantic white cedar is a great addition to gardens and landscapes. Photo credit: USDA Robert H. Mohlenbrock

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