Calocedrus decurrens / Cedro da incenso
|Species:||Calocedrus decurrens (Torr.) Florin.|
|Italian common noun:||Cedro da incenso, Libocedro verde|
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.
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