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Calocedrus decurrens /Incense Cedar

Calocedrus decurrens    / Calocedrus decurrens
Foliage has good color all year
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Foliage has good color all year

Ha flat, scaley leaves

Young trees are columnar or pyramidal in shape

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Scientific Name: Calocedrus decurrens
Common Name: Incense Cedar
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Slow growing and difficult to transplant. Conical shape with spreading branches as it ages. Foliage hold color well in winter. Can attain a height of 100+ feet, but generally under 50 feet. It is reported to live for 1,000 years. Has exfoliating greyish-brown to reddish-brown bark. Tolerates heat and drough. Wood of this tree wasused in pencils.