Cendrus deodaraCedrus deodara

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Cedrus deodara
  • PRONUNCIATION: SEE-drus de-o-DAR-a
  • COMMON NAME: Deodar Cedar
  • FAMILY: Pinaceae
  • NATIVITY: Himalayas, at high elevation.
  • GROWTH HABIT: Pyramidal, with gracefully pendulous branch tips. Mature plants become flat-topped.
  • SIZE: 50 - 70' in cultivation with the potential to reach 150'.
  • HARDINESS: Zone 6 - 8, the least hardy of the true cedars.
  • CULTURE: Sun, with well-drained, moderate soils. Tolerates heat well. Protect from winter winds, particularly in northern regions.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Large specimen tree with a magnificent, graceful habit.
  • FOLIAGE: Alternate, arranged singly on long growth and spirally on short
    shoots (15-20 or 30 per whorl). Leaves needle-like 1 1/4 - 2" long with a bluish cast.
  • BUDS: Small, oval, brown.
  • BARK: Young shoots densely pubescent.
  • FRUIT: Cone 3 - 4"long and 3" wide. Cones 1 or 2 on short shoots. Apex of cone is rounded.
  • PROPAGATION: Seed, cultivars are grafted.
  • PESTS: None serious.
  • CULTIVARS:
    • `Aurea' - yellow foliage.
    • `Kashmir' - hardier, silvery foliage.
    • `Pendula' - pendulous, almost groundcover.
    • `Shalimar' - hardiest (?) form, silver foliage.

 

 

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