Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Red Star'
Common name: 
Red Star White Cedar
Pronunciation: 
kam-e-SIP-a-ris thi-OI-dez
Family: 
Cupressaceae
Synonyms: 
'Rubicon'
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen shrub/tree, to 25 ft (8 m) tall, compact, dense, columnar habit.  Foliage blue-green in summer and plum-purple in winter.
  • Sun  best in moist, sandy soil.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5     Several authorities note some plants sold as 'Red Star' are in fact the cultivar 'Ericoides'.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: in planting near the SW corner of Campus Way and 15th St.
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  • plant habit, summer and winter

    plant habit, summer and winter

  • plant habit and leaves winter

    plant habit and leaves winter