northern white cedar

(Thuja occidentalis)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

northern white cedar

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

FACW - Facultative wetland

Midwest

FACW - Facultative wetland

Northcentral & Northeast

FACW - Facultative wetland

Nativity

Native

Occurrence

 

Habitat

Peat swamps, upland forests, lake shores, cliffs. Shade tolerant.

Pollination

Late-April to mid-May

     
Height

25 to 50

     

Identification

 

 
Similar
Species

 


Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28.

Record

The champion northern white cedar in Minnesota is on private property in or near Grand Marais, in Cook County. In 1999 it was measured at 86 tall and 141 in circumference (45 in diameter).


Taxonomy

Family:

Cupressaceae (cypress)

 
Synonyms

Thuja occidentalis var. fastigiata

Thuja occidentalis f. malonyana

Thuja occidentalis var. nigra

Thuja occidentalis var. pyramidalis

 
Common
Names

American arborvitae

arborvitae

eastern arborvitae

eastern white cedar

northern white cedar

northern white-cedar

swamp cedar

white-cedar


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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