Incense cedars

A cousin of Thuja, with similar overlapping scale-leaves, but differing in the leaves not evenly spaced apart as in Thuja, but with the successive pairs closely then distantly spaced, and in the cones having just 2–3 pairs of scales, rather than 4–6 pairs of very thin scales in Thuja.
Common name : Incense cedars
Scientific name : Calocedrus spp.
Family : Cupressaceae
Category : Trees
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Minimal water
Minimal water
Full description for Calocedrus spp. not yet available.

Sowing & planting



Water needs
Granulométrie plants.granulometry_4
Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 800 - 2000
pH 6 - 8

Plant my incense cedar

Plant between October and the end of March but not during frost periods. Check that the desired location meets the requirements described in the description, and avoid working in soggy soil. Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball of your tree. Handle the root ball carefully to keep it intact while you place it in the hole. Put your shrub to the correct height, adding a stake, and replace the soil, respecting the order of the layers of possible - bottom layer to top. Tamp regularly. After planting, pour two watering cans at the bottom, then place a good layer of mulch.

Water my incense cedar

Water often in the first weeks. Water potted plants at least once a week, as soon as the top soil dries. Ultimately, if it does not rain for a month, consider watering.

Unprop my incense cedar

Your tree should be well rooted after two years, so remove the stake now that it is not needed anymore.

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