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Cedrus deodara

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
SEE-drus dee-oh-DAR-uh
Description

Good substitute for white pine; subject to cold injury in zone 6; needs protection from wind; central leader often dies out; cones on female tree. This tree is resistant to damage by deer and is moderately salt tolerant. Broadly pyramidal when young, becomes wide and spreading.

Texture: Fine

Form: Pyramidal; pendulous branches

Quick ID Hints:

  • needles, elongate, pliable, 1-2"
  • grayish green color, ight blue apically
  • needles multiple on dwarf shoots
  • male cones gigantic, erect

Considered the most graceful of conifers, can be used in groupings as a screen. Easily transplanted if root pruned, prefers a well-drained and somewhat dry, sunny location and protection from winds.

 

See this plant in the following landscapes:
Asian Garden Bridge
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#sculptural#blue green needles#conifer#salt tolerant#cpp#spreading#deer resistant#screening#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#sculptural#blue green needles#conifer#salt tolerant#cpp#spreading#deer resistant#screening#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cedrus
    Species:
    deodara
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North Eastern Afghanistan to Western Nepal and NW. India
    Dimensions:
    Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 50 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 30 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    No fruits, cones are solitary on short branchlets, ovoid, or oblong ovoid, 3-4" long by approximately 2" broad; apex rounded.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Flower Description:
    3-4 in. bluish green cones on female tree
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    1-2 in. blue-green, sharp pointed needles; 15 to 20 per whorl. Needle-like, glaucous or silvery, sharply pointed.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt