Atlantic White Cedar
Soft branches covered in blue-green flattened evergreen foliage bear terminal pollen bearing cones in the spring, the purple female seed bearing cones mature to brown, mature trees develop reddish fissured bark, grows well in peaty/sandy soil, a dramatic and uniquely east coast native to freshwater wetlands, wild populations of this plant have declined over the years due to many factors including draining of coastal wetlands and development, only known host plant for Hessel's Hairstreak Butterfly (Callophrys hesseli).
30-50' tall (30-40' wide)
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b
Native Range: along the east coast from ME to the AL gulf coast
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