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Divinely Blue Deodar Cedar Cedrus deodara 'Devinely Blue'

Description

Wider than it is tall, Cedrus deodara 'Divinely Blue' is a semi-dwarf evergreen.  When young, it takes on a mounding form with a flat top.  As it ages, it will have a more conical or pyramidal shape.  Its attractive blue-green to powder blue foliage sits on branches with drooping tips.  Its lower branches will sit near the ground surface, typically having a 1' clearance.  

The growth rate is slow to medium, however, the life expectancy of this showy specimen can reach 50 plus years.

It can be pruned to shape, but will look its best when left in nature's hands.

Resistant to verticillium wilt.

A somewhat sheltered location will benefit the overall performance of this beauty.

Quick ID:  

  • All Cedrus genus members have new needles that are born singly on stems
  • Needles are triangular to quadrangular in cross-section
  • Female wood barrel-shaped cones sit on top of branches.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  This plant cannot tolerate wet to poorly drained soils.

More information on Cedrus deodara.

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#evergreen#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#needles#showy#conifer#showy leaves#winter interest#dwarf#erosion control#year-round interest#deer browsing plant#needled evergreen#deer resistant#dense#groundcover#long lifespan#rock gardens#cold tolerant#humidity tolerant#compact habit#dry soils tolerant#winter garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#needles#showy#conifer#showy leaves#winter interest#dwarf#erosion control#year-round interest#deer browsing plant#needled evergreen#deer resistant#dense#groundcover#long lifespan#rock gardens#cold tolerant#humidity tolerant#compact habit#dry soils tolerant#winter garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cedrus
    Species:
    deodara
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Play Value:
    Buffer
    Textural
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Conical
    Irregular
    Spreading
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Description:
    Insignificant.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    The flowers are insignificant.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Leaf Shape:
    Filiform
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The stiff, rigid, attractive foliage is unique, blue-green to powder blue. Longer needles than other species. New spring growth is a gray/green.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Has a short, sturdy trunk.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Humidity