Calocedrus decurrens form (Lohr)
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Common Name Incense cedar
Latin Name Calocedrus decurrens
Family Cupressaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 3-12,14-24,32,34,36-37 / 6-10
Type / Form Tree / Large
Native Habitat Dry slopes of mountains of California. from 3,000 to 7,000 feet
Soil Dry to moist, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam, limestone, low to some organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun to light shade
Water Once to twice per month depending on soil in hot weather
Height X Width To 40 feet X 20 feet , 70 feet tall unusual
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen, long needle-like leaves
Flowers Monoecious; male cones small and yellow; female cones small and yellowish-green; pollen is shed in mid-winter
Bark / Roots Purplish red, thin and scaly when young, increasing to several inches thick and developing rich reddish brown color with age; mature bark is furrowed with long, interlacing ridges formed by layers of bark that resemble stacked dinner plates.  Twigs moderately stout; flattened when young, but eventually become round; reddish brown to grayish brown.
Maintenance None
Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse[245]. 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[245].

Pests and Diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, parkways, low maintenance, background
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Fragrant, Mountain, Ethnobotanical
Nature Value Bird habitat
Native American Uses Religious, flavor acorn mush, roots and bark used in basketry, medicinal
Links  
    Images and data http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/DENDROLOGY/SYLLABUS/factsheet.cfm?ID=196
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calocedrus_decurrens
    Images and data http://cals.arizona.edu/arboretum/taxa/Calocedrus_decurrens.html
    Images and data http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/calocedrus_decurrens.html
    Images and data http://www.floridata.com/ref/c/calo_dec.cfm
    Images and data http://hort.ufl.edu/trees/CALDECA.pdf
    Images and data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/tree/caldec/all.html
    Images and data http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/calocedrus_decurrens.html
    Images and data http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=196
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54144/
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=1263
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cupressaceae/Calocedrus_decurrens.html
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CADE27
    Distribution map http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=233500299
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Calocedrus+decurrens
    Data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CADE27
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Calocedrus+decurrens
    Nursery, images and data http://www.conifers.org/cu/calo/decurrens.htm
    Nursery, images and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Calocedrus+decurrens
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/libocedrus-decurrens
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
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