Incense Cedar Tree
A gorgeous and adaptable western native, the Incense Cedar is a great choice for a variety of climates from native woodlands to urban street trees. Native from the Siskiyous all the way down to Baja and has proven itself well adapted from the hottest parking strips to the most well watered and humid gardens, though it’s assumed summer drought is preferred. Where the look of a regal old cedar is desired but conditions aren’t exactly right for the Western Red Cedar (Thula plicata) the incense cedar is a great choice.
Latin Name: Calocedrus decurrens
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile
Hardiness: Hardy to -20º F.
Bearing Age: 4-5 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 60-170 ft.
USDA Zone: 5