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Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Top Point'

Atlantic White Cedar / Whitecedar Falsecypress

This little beauty is a great evergreen for small gardens or for grouping in larger landscapes. 'Top Point' White Cedar is a truly dwarf evergreen, growing only 3" per year and reaching only four feet at maturity. Its blue foliage is soft in appearance and makes a tidy foundation planting that can also serve as the backdrop for herbaceous perennials. 'Top Point' grows slowly, so it is ideal for container combinations. Its tolerance for wet soils makes White Cedar a great choice for rain gardens or detention ponds.

Benefits

  • Juvenile foliage has attractive blue cast
  • Striking plum to bronze winter foliage color
  • Slow growing and perfect for containers
  • Easy to grow and tolerant of moisture and partial shade
  • Provides cover and food for songbirds
  • Perfect specimen for small spaces

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow Atlantic White Cedar in moist to average soil and full sun. It is not tolerant of shade. In a container, consistent moisture is essential. Chamaecyparis thyoides is tolerant of periodic inundation as well as brief periods of drought.


Height
4-5 Feet

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Spread
18-24 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Native Range

Chamaecyparis thyoides is found in damp meadows and swamps from Maine to Mississippi. USDA Distribution Map

Characteristics & Attributes

Sun
Butterflies
Songbirds
Wet Sun
Plan Sub Group
Conifers
Soil
Acidic
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Moist but well-drained
Native Habitat
Coastal
Foliage Color
Blue-green
Uses
Accent
Border
Container
Evergreen
Mass plant
Rock garden
Salt tolerant
Native to
Alabama
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Mississippi
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Virginia