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Incense Cedar


This large evergreen is native to the mountains of central and southern California, Oregon, and Nevada and easily adapts to many other western climates. Bark is reddish-brown and the dense narrow, pyramidal crown consists of attractive, rich dark green foliage in flat sprays. Makes a nice wall, wind break, or screen.

Calocedrus decurrens (Libocedrus d.)

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit color : Yellowish brown to red-brown

Fruit shape : Cone-shaped

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf fragrance : Yes - Pungent

Bark color : Reddish-brown

Leaf texture : Glossy, soft

Leaf color : Rich dark green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes :Insignificant.

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 10-15 ft.

Average size maturity height : 70-90 ft.

Growth rate : Slow-Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -20 to -15 F( Z5a)

Sunset zone : 2-12, 14-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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