Common Name: California incense cedar
Origin/Ecology: Native to southwest U.S.
Habit: Columnar, stiffly upright, growing to 30 m tall, 10 m wide.
Leaves: Scale-like leaves, glabrous, lustrous, spatulate.
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Flowers and Fruit: Narrow ‘duck bill’ cone looks like pistachio. 2 outer scales, 1 inner ‘septum’.
Bark: Exfoliating, plated, deeply fissured, dark grey-red-dark brown.
Water Use, Soil: Well-drained.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
Landscape Uses: Specimen, tall background.
Other Features: Smells like pencils.