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California incense cedar

Calocedrus decurrens

Lovely scent to the flat sprays of foliage. Attractive redwood-like bark.

SMUD Availability:
Yes
Size:
Large
Height:
70-90 ft
Width:
15-25 ft
Water Needs:
Moderate to Low
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Evergreen
Shape:
pyramidal
Fall color:
None
Flowers:
No
Growth Rate:
Slow to Moderate
Sunset Zones:
7, 8, 9, 14
Diseases and pests:
Beetles, borers, scale, rots
Useful as a street tree? Minimum planting strip width?:
No

Minimum Planting Distances

  • from a building foundation: 15 feet
  • from walks and driveways: 8 feet
  • from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 30 feet
  • between trees: 30 feet

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