This stately native evergreen tree slowly grows to a height of 70 to 100 feet or more in the wild, 40 to 60 feet in landscapes.   The branches, which are densely covered with flat, shiny, dark green, aromatic needles, extend to the ground and remain on the tree unless shaded by other trees.  California Incensecedar is ideal for use as a screen, hedge, or windbreak. Small, 1-inch long cones are produced at branch tips and are quite persistent, the seeds providing a welcome treat for many varieties of birds and wildlife.  Although growth is slow; California Incensecedar trees are extremely long-lived, surviving 500 to 1000 years in the wild.  Mature specimens have attractive, brick-red, flaky, furrowed bark.

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