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Incense Cedar

Calocedrus decurrens

Fragrant, rich green, fern-like foliage cloaks the upright branches of this handsomely shaped tree with a naturally formal, symmetrical appearance. Easy to grow and adaptable to a variety of garden conditions - including heat, humidity, and periodic dry spells! A fine evergreen for use as a tall screen, windbreak, or landscape specimen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.


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Botanical Pronunciationkal-oh-SEE-druss DEK-ur-enz
Average Size at MaturityGrows 15 to 20 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide in 10 years; 50 ft. tall with age.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseHedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Provide deep, enriched, acidic, loamy, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh, drying winds. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, prefers evenly moist soils, but tolerates mild, periodic dry spells. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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