Cedrus deodara is an evergreen, coniferous tree with a conical form and whorls of bluish-green or grayish-green needles. A great specimen tree for planting in parks and other large gardens.
The flowers are monoecious meaning individual flowers are either male or female,and can be found on the same plant which are pollinated by wind.
Details Cedrus deodara
- Full grown: 10 Years
- Full grown height: 4 – 5 m
- Full grown width: 2 – 3 m
- Plant location: partial sunny location
- Hardiness: -25 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Peaty Soil
How to take care of Cedrus deodara
In general : Cedrus deodara dislike wet feet, therefore plant in well-drained soil which has been improved with some compost, you can improve soil drainage by mixing in some sand or grit to the planting holes.
Cedrus deodara have strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. At the start of winter water the Cedrus deodara well so that they go into the winter with a moisture boost. As Cedrus deodara are evergreen trees, they keep on dehydrating all winter long.
Avoid shading the base of the plant to prevent the lower part also turning brown – it does not stand shade. Do not apply fertilizer until your trees have been in the ground for at least 6 -8 weeks. It could burn the new roots.
During Feb and March add some Natural Kieserite (Magnesium Sulphate) on top of the soil to improve the foliage colour, if you cannot obtain it, organic fertilizer will suffice. Cedrus deodara require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned to remove any dead and old wood.