Atlantic white cedar 'Red Star'

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Red Star' | Also known as: southern white cedar 'Red Star', white cypress 'Red Star' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

The gentle giant chamaecyparis thyoides or Atlantic white cedar is an excellent means of adding height to your garden design. This column-like tree has attractive bluish-green needles, though cold winter weather may turn them purple or bronze. Cones are produced in spring. Atlantic white cedar will grow in partial sunlight but it prefers full sunlight. This tree likes moist sandy soil best but will grow in clay and loam as well. With its height and beautiful foliage, Atlantic white cedar offers great screening or hedging possibilities. This majestic tree also does well in boggy areas, making it a fine choice for bog gardens where you can enjoy a pleasant afternoon sheltered in its shadow.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Skin reaction possible if you touch leaves.
Height [m]
  • 2.6 - 4
Spread [m]
  • 1.3 - 1.6
Dominant flower colour
  • Green
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Blue-green
Foliage in summer
  • Blue-green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Blue-green
Foliage in winter
  • Blue-green
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • grafting
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-8
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Conifers
Grown for
  • Evergreen foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
  • Bonsai
  • Neighbour repellant
  • For every season
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
  • Hedges and screens
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 30 years or longer
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Atlantic white cedar

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The gentle giant chamaecyparis thyoides or Atlantic white cedar is an excellent means of adding height to your garden design. This column-like tree has attractive bluish-green needles, though cold winter weather may turn them purple or bronze. Cones are produced in spring. Atlantic white cedar will grow in partial sunlight but it prefers full sunlight. This tree likes moist sandy soil best but will grow in clay and loam as well. With its height and beautiful foliage, Atlantic white cedar offers great screening or hedging possibilities. This majestic tree also does well in boggy areas, making it a fine choice for bog gardens where you can enjoy a pleasant afternoon sheltered in its shadow.