Cupressaceae - The Cypress Family
Atlantic White Cedar, Boat Cedar, Chilopsis, Desert Willow, False Cypress, Post Cedar, Southern White Cedar, Swamp Cedar, White Cedar
Both Interior and Exterior
Barrels, Boxes, Canoes, Decking, Exterior Siding, Exterior Trim, Fences, Shingles
Atlantic White Cedar grows in a narrow band from Maine to North Carolina, with the heaviest populations in New Jersey and North Carolina. This tree prefers wet, peaty, acidic soils and grows in pure stands in swamp forests.
The sapwood of Atlantic White Cedar is often very narrow and is creamy yellow to white in color. The heartwood is a light brown color that often has a slight pink tint. Growth rings are very prominent. The grain is usually straight and even with a fin texture.