Spanish Cedar (Odorata)

The Spanish Cedar (Odorata) is generally described as a perennial tree. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the spring and summer and fall . The Spanish Cedar (Odorata) has green foliage and inconspicuous green flowers, with an abuncance of conspicuous brown fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the indeterminate, with fruit and seed production starting in the year round and continuing until year round. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Spanish Cedar (Odorata) has a long life span relative to most other plant species and a rapid growth rate. At maturity, the typical Spanish Cedar (Odorata) will reach up to 110 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 75 feet.

The Spanish Cedar (Odorata) is not commonly available from nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by bare root, container, seed. It has a moderate ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have medium vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 27°F. has high tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Rapid
General Type Tree
Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Long
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability No Known Source
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Indeterminate
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Single Stem
Drought Tolerance High
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Height When Mature 110
Vegetative Spread None
Flower Color Green
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Year Round Year Round
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Bare Root, Container, Seed
Moisture Requirements Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature 27
Soil Depth for Roots 24
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 5–7.5 pH
Precipitation Range 40–40 inches/yr
Planting Density 170–300 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 24
Minimum Frost-Free Days 310 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance High
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA