Calocedrus decurrens

Calocedrus decurrens
Calocedrus decurrens

Plant type

Large trees

Common name
Cedro della California, Cedro da incenso, Libocedro verde


Family
Cupressaceae


Tag

    Habitus

  • Large trees

    Sun Exposition

  • Half-shadow
  • Shadow

    Leaf Persistance

  • Evergreen

    Flower Colour

  • Non significant

    Climatic Zone

  • 5

    Continent of Origin

  • Nord America

Origin: California, Oregon.

Botanical characteristics: It is an evergreen conifer with pyramidal habit that reaches 30 meters in height. In the course of the year the main branches become candlestick-shaped. The bark is orange-brown, with fissures that form long strips of bark. The bright green leaves are scale-like, gathered in flattened branches. It is a monoecious plant. The male flowers are evident in winter because of their yellow gold colour; the female ones are green and inconspicuous with cones which are first yellow-orange and then brown.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It grows well in any soil and it is resistant to pollution.

Use: It can be used as isolated species in parks and large gardens.