Attractively shaped evergreen conifer with dense foliage often used in home landscapes. Wood has pleasant odor. Branches are flattened vertically, appearing fan-like. Bark is reddish brown and broken into scales in young trees, turning into fibrous ridges. Small scale-like leaves are in whorls of four, aromatic when crushed.
|Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
|More commonly found at higher elevations (2000-8000').
|Years Planted at Arboretums
|sun, part shade
|Moist, well-drained soils. Tolerating many different soil types
|Attracts birds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; deer resistant