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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.
|Habitat Notes||More commonly found at higher elevations (2000-8000').|
|Years Planted at Arboretums||1996|
|Soil Tolerance||Moist, well-drained soils. Tolerating many different soil types|
|Special Uses||Attracts birds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; deer resistant|