Calocedrus decurrens (Torr.) Florin

Incense Cedar, Bastard Cedar

Foliage

Foliage

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Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Calocedrus

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: 60 to 125' tall, narrow width

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Aromatic foliage which is incense-like when crushed, hence the common name. Deeply furrowed, reddish brown bark. Numerous small cones. Prefers deep, moist, well-drained soil.

History: 

Published in Taxon 5: 192 in 1956.

Basionym Libocedrus decurrens Torr.

Native to Oregon, California, Nevada and Mexico (Baja California).

My Experience: 

I saw this plant at the Clemson Botanical Garden.


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