Atlantic White Cedar, False Cypress Chamaecyparis thyoides
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Atlantic White Cedar, False Cypress
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 180 days or more.
Sow in spring , sow seed 1/4" deep, keep moist, mulch the seed bed,.
In a Nutshell:
* Chamaecyparis thyoides (Whitecedar Falsecypress or Atlantic White cedar), is a species of Chamaecyparis, native to the Atlantic coast of North America from Maine south to Georgia, with a disjunct population on the Gulf of Mexico coast from Florida to Mississippi. It grows on wet sites on the coastal plain at altitudes from sea level up to 50 m, more rarely in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains up to 460 m altitude.
* The common name "Atlantic White Cedar" has been rejected by the American Joint Committee on Horticultural Nomenclature, as it is a cypress, not a cedar. However, it is still the most widely used name for this species.
* The wood is reported to endure moisture indefinitely; it has been used for fence-posts, ties and shingles. more...
* Plants can be grown as a tall hedge They are very tolerant of clipping so long as this does not extend into the brown barked wood since trees cannot regenerate from this. Any trimming should be done in the summer.
* It is commonly used for woodenware, cooperage, fence posts, interior finish of houses etc. Wood found buried in swamps for hundreds of years is perfectly sound and not water-logged. more...
Native to, and useful for, boggy sites, but does well in cultivation; green or blue-green foliage; columnar when young, ultimately producing a narrow crown atop a long, bare trunk; native to East Coast of U.S.