Calocedrus decurrens

Incense Cedar

Plant family: Cupressaceae - Cypress


Plant type: Tree

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Fifteen Gallon 0   139.00
24 inch box standard 0   329.99
Five gallon - Natural 0   44.99
D-40 0   14.99

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Flower Color Cream
Blooming Season Spring
Height Over 40 feet
Spread 15-30 feet
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Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam, Serpentine

Special Characteristic

Edible , Exceptional Fragrance, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

Calocedrus decurrens is a desirable tree native to western North America. It is a large tree, typically reaching heights of 100' and a trunk diameter of up to 6', and with a broad conic crown of spreading branches. The leaves are bright green and the bark a reddish brown. It is by far the most widely-known species in the genus, and is often simply called "Incense Cedar" without the regional qualifier. This tree is the preferred host of a wood wasp, Syntexis libocedrii which lays its eggs in the smoldering wood immediately after a forest fire.

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