Cedrus deodara

Scientific name: Cedrus deodara


Common names: “Himalayan cedar” “Deodar cedar” “Fountain tree”

Plant Type: Evergreen tree


Zone: 7-9

Light: Full sun

Exposure: Exposed or sheltered

Soil: Deep, acidic, average fertility

Moisture: Well drained


Plant Size: H 40′-50′ W 30′-40′ , H 150′ in native land

Leaf and Stem shape: At first conical with a drooping leading shoot, later broad-crowned. Needles to 4cm in length, slightly glaucous, mostly whorled

Flower: Broadly-ovoid cones

Pruning: Minimal

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Specimen tree, large estates, parks, too large for most gardens

Propagate: By seed & cuttings

Pests & Disease: None in Victoria

Comments: ~AGM winner “overplanted and in all the wrong places”

Cultivars: ~AGM winners: C. d. ‘Aurea’ , C. d. ‘Feelin’ Blue’


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