Michigan Native: Yes
Atlantic white cedar is one of only six species in this genus. Only three of the six are native to the continent, and two of them are west coast species. This leaves Atlantic white cedar as the only representative in the East, where it occurs in a narrow band along the Atlantic coast. Atlantic white cedar is an evergreen with scaly leaves that occur in a flat fern-like appearance. This species usually grows in very dense, solid stands, and has small rounded cones.
This species is a highly preferred food of deer during winter stress periods. It can easily be browsed out as seedlings or saplings with extensive damage done.
Cedar, White (bundles only)
6-12 in. tall