Incense cedar. As the common name implies, an evergreen conifer with fragrant foliage especially noticeable in warm weather. Upright, symmetrical and columnar it will grow from 50 to 150’ tall, producing short horizontal branches in flat sprays of dark green foliage. Crown shape varies with climate. Flaky, gray bark reveals maroon beneath. Slow growing in youth, it may then grow up to 2’ per year once established. Tolerant of poor soils, summer heat and extended periods of cold temperatures. Best grown in full sun, but shade tolerant in youth. Occasional water once established. John Muir said of the tree “makes fine mansions for storm-bound birds.” Hardy to 0F. Oregon to Baja California, Western Nevada.