Trees by Genus

Genus 'Calocedrus'

Calocedrus decurrens

Calocedrus decurrens (Incense Cedar)

No sample available

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

Foliage is composed of tiny scale-like leaves closely pressed to stems.

Flowers

Calocedrus decurrens

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

Calocedrus decurrens

Fruits are bright golden yellow about 2-2.5cm long, splitting to release seed in September/October.