White Cedar Tree

Chamaecyparis thyoides

This evergreen tree, native to the Atlantic coast of North America, grows 20-28 m tall with feathery green to blue-green, scale-like leaves. Although older Gypsy Moth caterpillars will readily eat the foliage of this species, the younger caterpillars for some reason always avoid it.
Habitat:
Wetlands.
Growth Habit:
Evergreen, coniferous tree, columnar, growing to 15 m tall, 6 m wide.
Bloom Time:
Spring.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
AL CT DE FL GA MA MD ME MS NC NH NJ NY RI SC VA