Cedar (Cedrus) –

True cedars (Cedrus spp.) have dense clusters of evergreen needles from stout, woody pegs with barrel-shaped cones that sit on top of the branches. Most cedars are upright and conical but there are a few such as the Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar that are more spreading or are dwarfed.

False Cedar

False cedar refers to several different genera's of conifers that share common characteristics. They feature small, overlapping, scale-like leaves (this is how you know they're not a true Cedar); small, upright cones that remain on the tree; and aromatic wood. Examples of false cedars include Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana), white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides), and Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata).