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Calocedrus decurrens /California Incense-Cedar

Calocedrus decurrens  / Calocedrus decurrens
A young tree
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A young tree

Exfoliating bark adds interest

Branches do not droop

Foliage green all year

Closer view of foliage

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Scientific Name: Calocedrus decurrens
Common Name: California Incense-Cedar
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: A extremely long lived, columnar tree that may live up to a 1,000 years. Slowly grows up to 70 tall, yet only around 10 feet or smaller in width at maturity. Ideal for use in screens or hedges where little horizonal space is available. Has high tolerance to drought high temperature and aerosol salts.