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Cedrus deodara 'Pendula'

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SAY-drus day-oh-DAR-ah
Description

Spreading shrub to groundcover with tumbling, pendulous growth.  Best to stake when young.  If not trained to grow upwards, it will naturally grow into a broad, spreading plant with its spread broader than its height.  Its weeping, spreading habit lead to it being chosen as a plant growing in a solitary situation.  It's often used in parks, cemeteries, industrial locations and your home garden.  Does best in a well-drained loam, however, will grow in soils composed of clay, sand, or chalk. 

Resistant to Verticillium wilt.

Quick ID: 

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

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Cannot thrive in high-pH soils.  Saplings are highly sensitive to frost.  Protect from strong winds.

 

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#evergreen#drought tolerant#needles#conifer#winter interest#cpp#needled evergreen#needled#clay soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant#winter garden#pollinators#bee friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cedrus
    Species:
    deodara
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Germany
    Wildlife Value:
    Bees are attracted.
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Buffer
    Screening
    Textural
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    The fruit is a reddish brown cone, either one solitary cone, or 2.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Grown for foliage
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Leaf Shape:
    Filiform
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Bundles of long, dark blue-green needles, each bundle having up to 30 needles.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Gray
    Bark Description:
    Young bark has a smooth feel. As the plant ages, the bark becomes rough.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil