Calocedrus decurrens

Incense Cedar

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Plant type

Evergreen tree


Aromatic foliage



Skill level


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Plant details

Fragrant foliage is just one feature of this attractive, rather erect conifer. Young trees are especially attractive with the closely packed, flat sprays of bright green foliage. This is a slow-growing conifer, which thrives in moist, well-drained soil. It is native of the west coast of the U.S.A.

Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Calocedrus

Species: decurrens

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 3000cm

Spread: 600cm

Time to plant seeds: February to April

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