Calocedrus decurrens (Incense Cedar)
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Also known as: synonym Libocedrus decurrens Torr.
Native: California, Oregon
Location: Planted for ornament in Europe and middle and eastern United States.
Height may 30m in home range with spreading branches but may reach 45m or more in cultivation in Britain where the shape is usually columnar.
Foliage is composed of tiny scale-like leaves closely pressed to stems.
Flowers appear in January, the males 0.6cm, colouring the top half of the tree golden yellow. Females are less conspicuous, looking much like extensions of the foliage, they develop into fruits.
Fruits are bright golden yellow about 2-2.5cm long, splitting to release seed in September/October.