Common name for an ornamental evergreen tree, Chamaecyparis sphaeroidea, that is found in the eastern United States. It is not a true cypress. The American cypress, or white cedar, is used for exterior siding, shingles, piers, fence posts, and interior trim.
Synonyms and Related Terms
white cedar; false cypress; Chamaecyparis thyoides; Chamaecyparis sphaeroidea
Resources and Citations
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "False Cypress." Accessed 04 Dec, 2003 .