Andeley Whitecedar

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Andeleyensis'

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Andeley Whitecedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Andeleyensis') at Weston Nurseries

Andeley Whitecedar foliage

Andeley Whitecedar foliage

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Andeley Whitecedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Andeleyensis') at Weston Nurseries

Andeley Whitecedar

Andeley Whitecedar

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Height:  10 feet

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Whitecedar Falsecypress, Atlantic White Cedar


An old-fashioned heritage cultivar from France, featuring bright green evergreen foliage which turns bronzy purple in winter; compact mounded habit of growth, ideal as a specimen or for general garden use

Ornamental Features

Andeley Whitecedar is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has light green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage turn coppery-bronze in the fall, which persists throughout the winter. The furrowed gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Andeley Whitecedar is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Andeley Whitecedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Andeley Whitecedar will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Articulation  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features