Common Name: emerald cedar, eastern white cedar
Origin/Ecology: Garden origin.
Habit: Semi-dwarf, evergreen shrub with a compact, narrowly pyramidal habit. Grows to 7-15′ tall with 3-4′ spread.
Leaves: Glossy bright green, scale-like foliage in flat sprays. Doesn’t bronze in winter.
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Flowers and Fruit: Urn-shaped cones to 1/2″ long mature in autumn to reddish brown.
Water Use, Soil: Average, medium, well-drained soil. Grows faster in moister soil.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade. Foliage density loosens in too much shade.
Landscape Uses: Specimen or accent, hedge, background, foundation.
Limitations: Bagworms, spider mites, winter damage from heavy snow and ice.