Scientific Name: Calocedrus decurrens
Common Name: California incense cedar
Family Name: Cupressaceae
Origin: U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: 22 - 30m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Columnar
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Tall background
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Scale-like, Opposite, Leathery, Glabrous, Lustrous, Spatulate, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Brown, Oct-Nov
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Red, Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Twigs highly branched, flattened; leaves opposite in 4 rows, scale-like, 3-14mm long, shiny, aromatic when crushed; seed cone outer scales opening up like a narrow duck's bill, 14-25mm long, containing up to 4 seeds each with 2 wings of unequal length. <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>