Chamaecyparis thyoides Red Star (syn. Rubicon) Cupressaceae
Red Star White Cedar kam-e-SIP-a-ris thi-OI-dez
- 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.