California Incense Cedar

#17 - California Incense Cedar (Calocedrus decurrens)

With scale-like leaves, small cones, and a stiff and narrowly upright shape, this could be mistaken for a species of Thuja or Arborvitae. But the California Incense Cedar, native to the West Coast, is much rarer in our region. Our specimen was planted in 1991. The leaves and drooping branches give it a feathery appearance, and, in fact, it is much softer to the touch than most conifers.

California Incense Cedar
California Incense Cedar