Incense Cedar

Latin Name : Calocedrus decurrens

Calocedrus decurrens is a member of the Cupressus family, and has the Common Name of The Incense Cedar. As I have said many times before, Common Names can be very confusing. Cedar Trees belong to the Pine family. So stick to the Latin names and you’ll be in with a chance of not getting too confused. Calocedrus makes a large upright Conifer, and is ideal as an individual specimen, or if planted as a group.

Its foliage is similar to the Cupressus.

Cones looking a little different

Like this example of a variegated cultivar, ‘Aureovariegata’, they mostly belong to the form ‘Columnaris’.