(Himalayan Cedar) Cedrus deodara is one of the most elegant and beautiful of all conifers, the species name 'deodara' is probably derived from the Sanskrit, devadaru meaning 'wood of the gods'.
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One of the most elegant and beautiful of all conifers, the species name 'deodara' is probably derived from the Sanskrit, devadaru meaning 'wood of the gods'. Cedrus deodara has a distinctive, drooping leader and branchlets. The needles are a glaucous green-blue and when established this tree has a superb flowing habit.
Cedrus deodara grows to be a handsome large specimen tree.
- Position: Full sun.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy. Cedrus deodara appreciates shelter from strong, cold winter winds.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Cedrus deodara eventually grows to be a large tree with a gently pendulous, flowing habit.
- Height: 30 m (98 ft).
- Spread: 10 m (32 ft).
- Notes: Cedrus deodara is initially slow growing. After one or two years, once established, it starts to grow at a more vigorous rate.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Mature Size
- Tree - Large (over 50 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Acid
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Screening/Hedge, Habit - Architectural