Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Stiff or narrowly columnar in youth, very regular in outline, with an oval-oblong head in old ageMature Height - 30-50’ in landscape, 125-150’ in wildMature Width - 8-10’Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Monoecious; male cones small oblong and yellow with 12-16 decussate stamens- pollen is shed in mid-winter; female cones small and yellowish-green.Fruit - Cones flattened, 0.75-1” long, 0.25-0.33” wide at base, tapered, yellowish brown to reddish brown when ripe in early autumn, remaining on the tree until spring, seeds 0.33” long, awl-shaped, with a large wing on one side, a small one on the other.Leaf - In 4’s, closely pressed, equal in size, dark green; glandular, emitting an aromatic odor when crushed. Shiny dark green on both surfaces, borne in vertical sprays; holds color well in winter months, pungently fragrant in warm weather.Fall Color - None (evergreen)Bark - Thin, smooth, and grayish green or scaly and tinged with red on young stems; on old trunks-thick (3-8”), yellowish brown to cinnamon-red, fibrous, deeply and irregularly furrowed.Other Features - Possible Use - Use in large areas and formal plantingsSeason Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil; full sun or light shade; shows good adaptability to different soil types; may be somewhat difficult to transplant; once established quite drought and heat tolerant; also will tolerate poor soils; Zone 5-8Native Habitat - Western United States from Oregon to Nevada and lower California. Introduced 1853.Diseases and Insects - A heart rot caused by Polyporus amarus; other conspicuous, brooming Gymnosporangium rust and a leafy mistletoe; Incensecedar scale.Strength - Tolerance of heat and drought.Weakness - Not tolerant of smoggy or wind-swept conditions.Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Incense-cedar.- Other plants of the family Cupressaceae.- Other plants of the genus Calocedrus.- Other plants of the species Calocedrus decurrens.