Calocedrus decurrens , California Incense Cedar

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The incense cedar is (naturally) aromatic and has upright branching that is candelabra-esque with age. It is native from Oregon to California, southwestern Nevada and northern Baja California. It's 100-150? in the wild and lives to 1000+ years (plant a big tree for the future); 50? tall is more usual in cultivation. Branchlets form fan-like sprays with scale-like foliage. Reddish-brown, deeply-furrowed scaly bark is typical with age and cones are often described as resembling duckbills when they open to release their seed. John Muir said, "no waving fern-frond in shady dell is more unreservedly beautiful in form and texture, or half so inspiring in color and spicy fragrance." Clearly, for the jaded, Calocedrus decurrens needs to be reconsidered.

Minimum temperature: -20° F