Conifer Trees: Calocedrus

To be botanically correct this genus should be listed under Calocedrus , but as the most commonly used name for the species mentioned below is Libocedrus..

Calocedrus decurrens

Large tree. After ten years: 2 – 2.5m. Ultimate Height: 30-35m.

The “Incense Cedar” is a very distinct and beautiful tree and although eventually becoming large it is sufficiently slow in growth to be a useful garden conifer. It makes a broad column of rich green, the colour being held throughout the year. The branches are short, the flattened foliage sprays fan-shaped. This species retains its bottom branches even on old specimens, a point in its favour as a garden plant. For a very large garden a grouping of three or more plants can be most effective especially where they can be viewed from some distance.

Calocedrus decurrens 'Aureovariegata' (left) and Calocedrus decurrens (right)

 

Calocedrus decurrens ‘Aureovariegata’

Medium Tree. After ten years: 2m. Ultimate Height: 15-20m.

This cultivar is slower growing than the species, having similar habit and foliage, but the leaves are irregularly splashed with gold, making a most attractive and ornamental tree.

31. August 2011 by admin
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