Incense Cedar

Calocedrus decurrens

Plant Description

An attractively shaped conifer with dense foliage, incense cedar is often used in home landscapes. The wood has pleasant odor and resists decay. It is smaller, slower growing, and more drought tolerant than Western red cedar, making it a better option for small yards and gardens. The branches are flattened vertically, appearing fan-like and the bark is reddish brown and broken into scales in young trees, turning into fibrous ridges with age.

Plant Details

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