Popular ornamental tree, valued for its drought tolerance. It is also grown particularly in cool summer climates (notably eastern Great Britain and elsewhere in northern Europe, and in parts of the northern Pacific Northwest of North America) for its very narrow columnar crown.
Calocedrus decurrens is a species of conifer native to western North America, with the bulk of the range in the United States, from central western Oregon through most of California and the extreme west of Nevada, and also a short distance into northwest Mexico in northern Baja California. It grows at altitudes of 50–2900 m. (info source: wikipedia.org)
Genus - Libocedrus
Species - Decurrens
Common name - Incense Cedar
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 8
Height - 40' / 12 m
Plant type - Mediuml Tree
Vegetation type - Evergreen
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral
Soil type - Clay, Loam, Well Drained
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Screening / Wind Break
Leaf / Flower color - Green / --
Soak in water. Let stand in water for 24 hours.
Cold stratify for 90 days.
Sow seed 5-7 mm (1/4") deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
NOTE: can be fall sown without stratification.
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