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
Germination rate - 59%
Leaf / Flower color - Green / --
|These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for more details and practices.
Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. Pre-chill at +3 - +5C for 30 days. Germinates at ~25C in one month. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts and consider giving them some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of the current season's growth, taken in mid autumn, in a light sandy soil in a cold frame.