The Northern White Cedar is sometimes also known as the American Arborvitae, Eastern Arborvitae, Eastern White Cedar, Swamp Cedar, or the Atlantic Red Cedar.
The Northern White Cedar is a beautiful evergreen. This variety should be planted in more of a sheltered spot if possible. Drying winter winds on an exposed site can damage the Northern White Cedar and cause it to turn brown and perish. In areas with routine hot and dry spells, some shade is important for this tree to do well. While this tree will tolerate various soil types, it will thrive on fertile soil that is constantly moist but well drained.
Fun fact: The oldest Northern White Cedar was aged at 1,650 years old and located in Ontario, Canada.