Tree expert Michael Dirr has referred to the Deodar cedar as “the most graceful cedar.” And upon first sight, you’ll know why. Elegant, pendulous branches. Attractive coloring. Pleasing shape. Interesting branching patterns. It’s a tree born to be a landscape specimen.
- Develops interesting branching patters with
- Excellent warm-climate evergreen drooping tips
- Produces an aromatic oil that naturally deters insects
- Will be delivered at a height of 6″–1′
- The Deodar Cedar grows in zones 7-9
- Mature Height: 40’–70′
- Mature Spread: 20’–40′
- Growth Rate: Medium
- Shape: Pyramidal
- Sun Preference: Full Sun
- Soil Preference: Acidic, Clay, Drought-tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well-drained
- Wildlife Value: The Deodar cedar provides nesting sites, cover and food for mammals and birds such as the woodpecker.
This cedar’s name, Deodar, derives from Sanskrit that translates to “timber of the gods.” The tree is native to the Himalayas, where it has been known to reach 250′ tall. It was introduced to Europe in 1822 and to the United States nine years later.