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Calocedrus formosana

Incense cedar

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Features

  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy

Description

Calocedrus formosana (Incense cedar). It has a smooth maroon bark that turns to rusty red. The leaves are not as white underneath and scale-like. The upper surface is dark green, and the lower surface is lighter.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub, Conifer or Tree

Origin

China, N. America

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will grow in any well drained soil in sun or partial shade. If the conifer produces more than one leader, to maintain the general conical habit remove all but one leader. To restrict the height of the plant, the leader can be cut back.

Propagation

They can be propagated by seed in containers in a cold frame in spring, or by rooting semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem, although this genus is fairly resistant.

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