- Called "the most graceful cedar" by Michael Dirr
- Interesting branching patterns with dropping tips
- Excellent warm climate evergreen
- Grows 70' in high and 20' to 40' wide
- Zones 7 to 9
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
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Zones 7 - 9
The Deodar Cedar can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Deodar Cedar falls into the following type(s): Evergreens
The Deodar Cedar grows to be 70' feet in height.
20' - 40' Spread
The Deodar Cedar has a spread of about 20' - 40' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This cedar does well in full sun.
The Deodar Cedar grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
This cedar has pyramidal shape.
The Deodar Cedar tree makes an excellent specimen tree for landscapes because of its pleasing shape and attractive silver-green coloring. The tree also makes a fast growing and soft wind screen and has been successfully used as a street tree with the lower branches pruned for pedestrian traffic.
The Deodar Cedar provides nesting sites, cover and food for mammals and birds such as the woodpecker.
The Deodar Cedar tree can become an immense tree in its native Himalayan habitat. There, at approximately 4000 feet, it has been known to reach 250 feet in height. Commonly, it is smaller and has been called "the most graceful Cedar" by Michael Dirr, noted tree expert and author. It is no wonder that its name, Deodar, derives from Sanskrit that translates to "timber of the gods." This beautiful tree, with its interesting branching pattern and drooping tips, attracted the eye of plant fanciers early in history. It was introduced to Europe in 1822 and to the United States nine years later.
Normal moisture requirements; good drought tolerance.
The leaves are needle-like with sharp tips. Blue-green or sometimes silvery, 1 to 2 inches long and usually borne in clusters. Needles are shed in late spring as new growth appears.
The fruit is oval; 3 to 6 inches long; dry and hard.
An excellent evergreen with graceful pendulous branches called "the most graceful cedar" by Michael Dirr, noted tree expert and author. With its interesting branching pattern and drooping tips, this is a beautiful tree. Pyramidal form when young, wide-spreading and flat-topped in old age, often reaching 70' in height. (zones 7-9)
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