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CHAMAECYPARIS thyoides 'Andelyensis'

Image of Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Andelyensis'

Mark A. Miller

Family

Cupressaceae

Botanical Name

CHAMAECYPARIS thyoides 'Andelyensis'

Plant Common Name

Andelyensis Atlantic Whitecedar, Atlantic Whitecedar

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

A slow-growing cultivar of Atlantic white cedar, ‘Andelyensis’ has fine-textured medium bright green needles that blush purple during winter, especially on boughs exposed to full sun. It is a tidy but wide-pyramidal small tree of broad soil adaptability, a trait of its parent, native to the coastal plains of the eastern United States from Maine to Florida and Mississippi. An evergreen conifer, ‘Andelyensis’ has reddish, gray-brown bark well hidden by the dense, prickly tufts of needles that have white bands on the undersides. Both male and female cones appear in profusion in late spring, and are small and rounded. The female cones become less rounded and more scaly as they ripen from dark purple to light sienna-brown.

Grow any Atlantic whitecedar in moist, well-drained to soggy soils in full sunlight. This cultivar resents root disturbance during transplanting any may take several years to reestablish. It is useful as a dense accent tree, or grouped as a windbreak or screen on the edge of a property.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17

  • Plant Type

    Needled or Scaled Evergreen

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    20'-28' / 6.1m - 8.5m

  • Width

    18'-24' / 5.5m - 7.3m

  • Native To

    North America, United States, Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site, Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Pyramidal

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    None

  • Fruit Color

    Copper, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Gray Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Gray Green, Dark Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Purple, Gray Green, Bronze, Plum

  • Bark Color

    Sandy Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Hedges, Screening / Wind Break

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No