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Incense Cedar

Calocedrus spp.

Calocedrus macrolepis kz1 by Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size




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A photo of Incense Cedar
A photo of Incense Cedar
A photo of Incense Cedar
A photo of Incense Cedar
A photo of Incense Cedar

Incense Cedar Overview

Calocedrus is a genus containing 4 species of evergreen conifers characterised by their overlapping scale-like leaves and production of 6-scaled cones, where each scale has 2 seeds. Commonly known by the name Incense Cedar. They are native to dry, warm temperate forested regions in Southern China, Taiwan Vietnam and Northwestern America. They can grow up to 60m tall, reaching diameters of 3m and make good specimen trees.

How to propagate Incense Cedar


They can be propagated by seed in containers in a cold frame in spring.


By rooting semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.


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