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Meth Dwarf Whitecedar*

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Meth Dwarf'

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Meth Dwarf Whitecedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Meth Dwarf') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Meth Dwarf Whitecedar

Meth Dwarf Whitecedar

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Whitecedar Falsecypress, Atlantic White Cedar


A dwarf form of white cedar, featuring bright gray-green evergreen foliage which turns bronzy purple in winter; compact conical habit of growth, ideal as an accent or for general garden use

Ornamental Features

Meth Dwarf Whitecedar has grayish green foliage. The scale-like leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The furrowed gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Meth Dwarf 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.

Meth Dwarf Whitecedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Meth Dwarf Whitecedar will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 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.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

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